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Being cut by an NFL team isn't the end of the world and no one knows that more than Brian Banks. Banks who spent five years in prison after being falsely accused of rape will be released by the Falcons according to FoxSports.com.
It's been a long road for Banks who was falsely accused of rape in 2002. After being convicted Banks spent five years in prison and another five years on probation. In February 2011 the alleged-victim of the rape recanted her confession and admitted she had fabriacted the story which led to Banks' exoneration in May 2011.
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ATLANTA The Falcons will release long shot linebacker Brian Banks, who spent more than five years in a prison for a crime of which he was falsely accused and later exonerated, according to FOXs Jay Glazer.
Final cuts down to the 53-man roster are due by Saturday at 6 p.m. Eastern.
However, Glazer also tweeted that Falcons owner Arthur Blank was so impressed with Banks that Blank...
ATLANTA -- With the conclusion of training camp and now the preseason in a 20-16 loss to Jacksonville on Thursday and final cuts looming less than 48 hours away, Falcons linebacker Brian Banks can say that he has no regrets.For the 28-year-old who spent five years in jail after being wrongly accused -- a crime of which he was later exonerated -- the opportunity was all that he had...
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With exactly 7 days until the regular season, not too many players are going to move up or down in rankings, but now is the perfect time to determine who to draft and who not to draft. Of course there will be few, freak injuries that will happen during the last week of the preseason but let’s get into and compare some key players.
We are at the point of the season where I am ridiculously excited for the real action to start but also feel for those who are not making it to the final 53. The roster has been massaged down to 62 players and we are waiting for the Turk to bump out nine remaining players.
I'm sure you heard about this one. Best of luck to you, Brian Banks.
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If there was ever a player not on your favorite team, but you couldn’t help but cheer for him. It had to be former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks. Yes, former; he was among the cuts that the Falcons announced on Friday. You would think that the possibility of being cut
Note: This piece was originally written on July 14th by Andrew Miller and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2013 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published.
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