STILL A HAPPY ENDING?
The Falcons are expected to release Brian Banks, who was making a comeback after wrongly serving 10 years in prison. But he may still have a future with the team.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Brian Banks is attempting to do something virtually unprecedented.
Having not participated in competitive athletics for nearly a decade, he is trying to earn a spot on the roster of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL, which features some of the fastest and strongest athletes in the world. Its as if hes trying to catch one of those Chinese bullet trains that travel...
Brian Banks says his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons was ''better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on.''
The 28-year-old Banks could cherish that high even more than a normal rookie because his life has hit lows few can imagine.
Banks spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges...
FEEL GOOD STORY
After being falsely imprisoned for five years on a false rape charge, linebacker Brian Banks made his NFL debut on Thursday night for the Atlanta Falcons.
In the fourth quarter of the Atlanta Falcons' preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Brian Banks was finally given the opportunity to step onto a football field.
Do you remember your first football game under the lights? The excitement from the roar of the crowd that’s filled with your diehard fans made up mostly of friends and family. The butterflies that no matter how many times you try and calm down keep twisting your stomach into knots. For most, it is the reason they play the game. It is the reason they put up with practices in hellish...
Eleven years ago Brian Banks would not have any reason to doubt that he would one day be a starting linebacker for an NFL team. After being highly recruited out of high school, the Long Beach native had decided to take his talents to the nearby University of Southern California to play for the Trojans led by the idolized Coach Pete Carroll. At this point in time, Banks was looking...
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...
LONG TIME COMING
The woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of raping her is being sued by the school district, which is hoping to recoup the money.
From a Prison cell to running first team defense for the Falcons, Brian Banks is BACK
Brian Banks is 27 years old. It’s not a normal age for an NFL rookie, but normal really isn’t in the equation when talking about Banks’ life and football career.
A former high school star who essentially lost 10 years of his life over a crime he didn’t commit, Banks is getting his shot...