‘Blind Side’ Tuohy Family Finally Admit They Never Intended To Adopt Michael Oher

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On Friday, a Tennessee judge announced the termination of a conservatorship arrangement that had been in place between former NFL player Michael Oher and a Memphis couple who had provided him with support during his high school years, according to ESPN.

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The Tuohy family, famous for their portrayal in the “Blind Side” movie, has responded to the petition filed by former NFL player Michael Oher.

In the petition, Oher alleged that the Tuohys never officially adopted him and instead exploited him financially.

In a recent filing, the Tuohys have admitted that they never had any intention to adopt Oher, according to the Associated Press.

The Tuohys explained that when they used the term “adopt” in reference to Oher, it was in the colloquial sense, and they never meant for it to carry any legal implications.

This admission comes as a surprise given the portrayal in the widely acclaimed movie, which suggested a different narrative.

Family member Sean Tuohy claimed that lawyers told them they couldn’t adopt Oher because he was over the age of 18. However, this assertion has been challenged, as Tennessee law permits the adoption of individuals over the age of 18, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

The admission by the Tuohys raises new questions about the dynamics of their relationship with Michael Oher and the accuracy of the events depicted in “The Blind Side.”

The legal battle between Oher and the Tuohys is expected to continue as more details come to light.