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Exonerated Brian Banks accepts job in NFL front office

It took much longer than expected, but Brian Banks has made it to the National Football League. The exonerated former high school football player at famed Long Beach Poly High School has accepted a job in the NFL front office, he announced Saturday. According to the NFL, Banks will be a manager in the football operations department and on game days assist with the officiating department...
Via Fox Sports West
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Banks joins the NFL front offices

After spending sixty-two months in prison after being falsely accused of sexual assault, Brian Banks was released from jail in May of 2012. The former high school stand out, spent last year with the Atlanta Falcons after working out for several teams including the Seattle Seahawks. Today, Banks announced via Twitter that he would be taking a front office position with the NFL offices...
Via Down and Distance
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons expected to release Brian Banks

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.

Via Los That Sports Blog
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' Banks looks to survive first round of cuts

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...
Via Fox Sports South
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Banks makes NFL debut

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. 

Via The Other Paper
August 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

After wrongfully imprisoned for five years, Brian Banks plays in NFL game

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.
Via Gamedayr
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Night Lights: an Atlanta Falcons Training Camp update

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...
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Banks finds redemption in opportunity with Atlanta Falcons

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...
July 07, 2013  |  1 Comment

Report: Banks' accuser ordered to pay 2.6M

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...
Via Fox Sports West
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Banks rape accuser being sued

The woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of raping her is being sued by the school district, which is hoping to recoup the money.

Via BlackSportsOnline
June 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

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