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Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks’ will receive some vindication, after his rape accuser, Wanetta Gibson, is being sued for $2.6 million by the The Long Beach Unified School District according to ABC 7 Los Angeles. Gibson put Banks behind bars for five years after she claimed that Banks raped her at Long Beach Polytechnic High School while they were both students there. That accusation cost Banks his scholarship to USC, and half a decade of his life. “Our school district takes seriously our obligation to be a good steward of public funds,” the district said in a statement. “It’s important to convey that our school board will take action to recoup any losses if someone attempts to defraud our schools of much-needed resources.” Wanetta Gibson sued the school district and won $750,000 in March 2011, but then subsequently blew every penny. The district wants its money back. It’s suing Gibson for the $750,000 she won, and more than $1 million in damages.
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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...
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...
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...
Yesterday, I discussed the type of role running back Steven Jackson could have with the Falcons. Jackson hopes to show the world that he still has something left in the tank and will help add physicality to the Falcons ground attack that was lacking a year ago. The more the Falcons get from Jackson, the better served they will be in 2013.
I compared Jackson potentially in 2013 to...
Rejoice Falcons fans, another draft pick is signed, sealed, delivered and ready for camp. Our last article was about first round pick Desmond Trufant and this one is about the man with who he will be forever tied, second round pick Robert Alford.
On Friday, the Falcons came to terms with the speedy Alford on a four-year deal. At OTA's, Alford has been getting reps...
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...