Judge Ends Michael Oher Conservatorship: Legal Arrangement Terminated


After a long legal battle, the conservatorship of former NFL star Michael Oher has finally come to an end. The Shelby County Probate Court judge has ruled in favor of terminating the legal arrangement, which had been in place since Oher turned 18 years old. This decision breaks up the conservatorship that was established by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the couple with whom Oher lived before attending college.

Key Takeaway

The conservatorship of Michael Oher, the former NFL star, has been terminated by a judge. This legal arrangement, established by the Tuohy couple, has been a subject of controversy as Oher alleged that he was deceived into entering it. While the conservatorship has come to an end, the legal battle between Oher and the Tuohys continues as he seeks damages and an accounting of the money earned through contracts negotiated on his behalf.

The Controversy

Earlier this year, Oher filed a request to end the conservatorship, alleging that he had been deceived by the Tuohys into entering into the arrangement. Initially, he believed that the legal documents were a means for the couple to formally adopt him. However, Oher later discovered that the conservatorship allowed the Tuohys to control his contract negotiations on his behalf. This raised concerns that Oher may have been deprived of potential earnings, particularly in relation to the deal that led to the creation of the blockbuster movie, “The Blind Side,” based on his life story.

The Response

In response to Oher’s allegations, the Tuohys and their attorney, Marty Singer, have vehemently denied any wrongdoing. According to them, the conservatorship was established solely to assist Oher with various needs, such as obtaining health insurance, a driver’s license, and college admissions. They have expressed no objection to the termination of the conservatorship.

What’s Next

Although the conservatorship has ended, Oher’s legal battle with the Tuohys is far from over. He is seeking damages and a detailed accounting of the money earned through contracts negotiated on his behalf. This ongoing case will determine whether Oher is entitled to compensation for any potential financial losses he may have incurred.