Michael Oher’s Birth Mother Arrested

Denise Oher

(Memphis) The birth mother of NFL player and Memphis native Michael Oher is in trouble with the law.

Denise Oher was arrested Thursday and charged with DUI, disorderly conduct, and driving on a suspended license.

Police say the 56-year-old was at Poplar and Leath, in the medical district, when she was arrested.

Reports say officers could smell a foul odor coming from Oher as she sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a bottle of vodka nearby.

She was booked and given a $7500 bail.

Oher was mentioned in the film, “The Blind Side” which told the story of her son and his adoption by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy.


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