MUGSHOT: Panthers' Michael Oher turns himself in after Uber assault accusation

MUGSHOT: Panthers' Michael Oher turns himself in after Uber assault accusation
Michael Oher (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Michael Oher (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, TN (WBTV) - A mugshot for Carolina Panthers player Michael Oher has been released by police in Nashville after he turned himself in following accusations that he assaulted an Uber driver last month.

Police in Nashville said the incident happened on April 14 and he was cited at the time by officers. The mugshot was released to the media Tuesday morning after he turned himself in.

According to a police report, the 48-year-old Uber driver says he picked Oher and four people who were slated to go to a restaurant in downtown Nashville. Oher reportedly asked the driver to follow another vehicle to the restaurant, but the driver suggested he take the lead since he knew how to get there.

That's when the driver says an argument broke out between the driver and Oher. Oher reportedly said the driver was just trying to get more money from them.

Two people in the vehicle needed to use the restroom, so the driver pulled over at a gas station. The driver got out to open the doors for the passengers and says Oher got out of the car as well to confront him.

"The [driver] then put his hands up towards [Oher's] face and [Oher] pushed [him] down onto the ground," the report states. "[The driver] also claimed that [Oher] then kicked him in the leg while he was on the ground. The passengers that were in the car then got out of the vehicle and restrained [Oher] from doing anything more to the [driver]."

Oher was issued a citation for misdemeanor assault.

Oher has played for two seasons with the Panthers. Before that, he played one season with the Tennessee Titans and five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Oher graduated from Ole Miss after graduating from Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis.

Oher's life during his senior year of high school was the subject of a 2006 book by Michael Lewis. The book was later turned into the 2009 film, The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock.

The Carolina Panthers have not released a statement on the allegations.

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