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Brian Banks Life Story To Be Directed by Academy Award Nominee Lee Daniels

Brian Banks life story is being made into a film, with an Academy Award nominated director at the helm. Banks was a high school football star headed to USC in 2002 before serving five-years in jail after being wrongfully convicted of rape. The subject of a 2012 “60 Minutes” piece, “The Brian Banks Story” tells the harrowing tale of Brian Banks, an All-American high school...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Banks Movie Coming to the Big Screen

Big time Hollywood director Lee Daniels, who is best known for the flicks The Butler and Monster’s Ball, will take on a project that focuses on the life of former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks. If you’re not familiar with Banks’ story, shame on you. The former top recruit of the USC Trojans back in 2002 was wrongfully accussed and later pled out to rape charges...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee Daniels To Direct ‘The Brian Banks Story’

Things are really starting to fall into place for Brian Banks. He just landed a job in the NFL’s front office over the weekend, and now according to The Wrap, Oscar nominated director, Lee Daniels will develop and direct a movie about his life. Banks was star headed to USC in 2002 before he was wrongfully convicted and served five-years for rape. The subject of a 2012 “60...
Via Thacover2
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

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

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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