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A woman who falsely accused Long Beach Poly football standout Brian Banks of rape in 2002 was ordered to pay 2.6 million to the Long Beach Beach Unified School District.
Wanetta Gibson sued the district for lax security during the trial and received 750,000 from a 1.5 million settlement.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered her to pay 1.5 million, plus an additional 1.1 million in punitive damages. Gibson whereabouts are currently unknown, but the Press Telegram reports that the ruling allows the school district to obtain Gibsons future wages and property.
Gibson confessed that she made up the rape charge against Banks, who was convicted and served more than five years in prison. A judge reversed Banks conviction in 2012.
Banks, 27, signed with the Falcons in April.
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The woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of raping her is being sued by the school district, which is hoping to recoup the money.
The woman whose false rape accusation sent NFL player Brian Banks to prison for five years has been ordered to pay a $2.6 million judgement.
Wanetta Gibson accused Banks in 2002 when they two attended Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High, where Banks was a star prep prospect. Banks was convicted of rape, and Gibson sued the Long Beach Unified School District for being unsafe and won a...
Wanetta Gibson accused Brian Banks of raping her as they were both in high school at Long Beach Poly in 2002. Banks was the high school football star who, seemingly, had his life in front of him at the time.
Banks was convicted, only to be released ten years later after years of appeals, and found out that the allegations Gibson made on rape and kidnapping after...
The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick from Southeastern Louisiana.
Alford was the second of two cornerbacks selected by the Falcons in the draft. First-round pick Desmond Trufant remains unsigned.
Alford had 10 interceptions and started 31 games at Southeastern Louisiana. He also returned punts and kickoffs in 2012, taking advantage of his...
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour told him that after talking with the Atlanta Falcons, they were able to agree on a contract.
Falcons were trying to sign DL Richard Seymour but he tells me they couldn't agree on contract terms. "I thank them for their efforts."
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 16, 2013...