Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Michael Oher takes offense to ESPN McShay's comments



OWINGS MILLS -- When Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher was heading to the NFL out of Ole Miss, he was downgraded by ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay for unspecified character issues.

Oher had no known issues with the law and had a good reputation with his teammates and coaches and was the subject of the best-selling Michael Lewis book, "The Blind Side" that was eventually adapted into a popular movie with Sandra Bullock starring as his adopted mother.

Oher was angry about the characterization from McShay at the time. And he remains fired up about McShay's remarks regarding him and other NFL draft prospects, especially since he said he never met the draft expert.

"What is Character issues?!?" Oher wrote on his Twitter account in a rare rant from him. "Somebody tell me? I never got in trouble with the Law . . . yes sir no sir guy . . . But this Todd Mcshay guy acts if he knows ppl on a personal level get real!" What if someone was to talk about your son . . . and he had character issues!!

"Thats how my family felt. You need to meet ppl first and then judge them not go off what you hear!! . . .@McShay13 tell me what are character issues because I dont know... you said I had them and you never met me?! And I respect Mel Kiper way more then I respect you...your a joke!!"

McShay hasn't responded to Oher's verbal assault.

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