One of the most overused phrases every year during the NFL Draft is “character issues.”
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher was downgraded by ESPN analyst Todd McShay when he came out of Ole Miss due to unspecified character issues, which he still resents to this day:
“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!!”
I’m shocked this doesn’t happen more often. The NFL Draft experts have a direct outcome on where certain players are drafted
Let’s see if McShay responds to Oher.