Oher's Past Not Relevant to Payday

by Michael David Smith

Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher might not be the best player available in next month's NFL draft, but he is the best story. After spending much of his young life on the streets and in foster homes, he began to blossom both as an athlete and a person when he was adopted as a teenager. That great story is the subject of the best-selling book The Blind Side.

But now it appears that Oher is also the subject of some of the most ridiculous over-thinking in this year's draft, with NFL teams somehow under the impression that his rough background is an indictment of his character.

Oher's Past Not Relevant to Payday originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:04:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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