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Old 04-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #366
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Default Re: 2013 Offseason Thread (Free Agency, Releases, Trades, etc)

An interesting signing today for the Falcons: Brian Banks. I remember reading about this last year, hopefully he can make the team.

Some links:

Some interesting quotes:

He had verbally committed to USC as a junior at Long Beach Poly in 2002 before he pleaded no contest to a charge of rape and kidnap. Banks then spent the next five years and two months in prison. He risked a 41-year sentence if he was found guilty.

"In order for me to exit prison with sane mind and be able to just function as the same person, I had to let go of certain dreams and goals," Banks said during a conference call Wednesday. "Football being one of them. ... For me, I had to let that go. I had to let those dreams go in order for me to just focus on what was in front of me -- and that was five years in prison that was a completely different life of violence and just being away from your family and all the different elements that go with prison"

After spending five years behind bars, Banks spent another five years on probation. He couldn't live within 2,000 feet of a school or park, had to register as a sex offender, wore a GPS ankle bracelet and couldn't travel without permission. He was exonerated on May 24, 2012, after a private investigator taped his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, admitting she lied about Banks raping and kidnapping her

Wow, what a btch. I really hope Banks can make the roster...completely missed out on what should have been the best days of his life because of a lying female. Probably was viewed as a piece of sht while everyone just felt bad for the chick.
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