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  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • Redemption for Falsely Accused Rapist in the NFL

    08/12/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 22 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,08,12 | USBC News Wire
    In 2002, Brian Banks was a successful high school football player, looking forward to playing in the NCAA, and eventually, the NFL. But while he would eventually go on to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013, that future looked impossible in 2002 when he faced a sentence of 41 years to life, after being accused of raping a classmate in high school...
  • Woman who recanted rape claim likely to keep $750,000 settlement

    04/12/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 25, 2012 | 6:53 pm
    A day after a former high school football star had his rape conviction dismissed, attention has focused on the woman who recanted the sexual assault claim she made 10 years ago. Wanetta Gibson was a high school sophomore when she accused Brian Banks of raping her at Long Beach Poly High School. She and her family sued the school, receiving a $750,000 settlement, and Banks spent five years in prison after pleading no contest to forcible rape. Even though a judge Thursday tossed out the rape charge, it remains far from certain if Gibson, 24, will face any consequences. Legal...
  • Falcons give Brian Banks a chance (spent 5 years in prison on false rape charge)

    04/04/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    profootballtalk ^ | 4-2013 | Florio
    By now, Brian Banks is used to waiting. He sat in prison for five years, punished for a crime he didn’t commit. Freed last May after the victim admitted she had falsely accused him, the former USC recruit has been trying patiently but persistently to get a shot at the NFL. Finally, he’s getting one. Jay Glazer of FOX, who has worked extensively with Banks to get him into NFL shape, reports that the Atlanta Falcons have signed Banks to a contract. Banks, a linebacker, received tryouts last year from the Seahawks, Chargers, and Chiefs. Eventually, he joined the UFL...
  • Brian Banks, eight-time ex-con, elected by Detroiters to Mich. state assembly, report says

    11/08/2012 6:58:55 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2012 | Barry Leibowitz
    (CBS) DETROIT - The newly elected state assembly in Michigan includes at least one ex-con: Brian Banks, who's been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud, won a seat representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes, CBS Detroit reports.. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was "You can Bank on Banks." Ironic, no? The 35-year-old Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, got 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte's 32 percent, according to CBS Detroit....
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 11/7/2012
    DETROIT (WWJ) Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.