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Former Titan Oher's court hearing reset for October

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Michael Oher (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Michael Oher (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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A former Tennessee Titans player appeared in court today after a fateful Uber ride where he allegedly drunkenly assaulted the driver in a gas station parking lot. 

The driver, Girma Berkessa, filed assault charges against Michael Oher on Wednesday and is seeking a half-million in damages. 

Read the lawsuit

In the lawsuit, Berkessa says he was hired to pick up Oher, who he says appeared to be very intoxicated, and his friends. He was also charged with following Oher's wife.

At some point, he lost Oher's wife in traffic. Then, he says, Oher became outraged and started calling him homophobic slurs. 

Oher ordered him to stop at a gas station so his friend could use the bathroom. That's where Berkessa says the alleged assault took place. 

He says the football star shoved him to the ground and started kicking him until he was restrained by his friends also riding in the car. 

Now Berkessa is asking for $500,000 in damages for the injuries he sustained as well as wages he lost during the incident. 

But that's not all of Oher's problems. He's also facing misdemeanor assault charges. 

Not to mention, he was cut from his new team, the Carolina Panthers, yesterday after he failed a physical. He missed much of last season after suffering a concussion.

Oher's court hearing has been continued until October.

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