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Wed Apr 3, 2013, 03:40 PM

 

Brian Banks, football player exonerated in rape case, signs with Atlanta Falcons

Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment.

The biggest was Banks' exoneration of rape charges one year ago.

Banks, 27, signed with the Falcons on Wednesday, giving him an opportunity he said he did not believe would be possible when he spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago.

"I felt at the time in order for me to exit prison with a sane mind and be able to just function as a person I had to let go of certain dreams and goals I once held in life, football being one of them," Banks said.

Banks said he "couldn't have asked for a better place to be" than with the Falcons.

"I can't believe this is happening," he said. "It's surreal."


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57577708/brian-banks-football-player-exonerated-in-rape-case-signs-with-atlanta-falcons/

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 05:19 PM

1. My Seahawks talked to him last season....

Unfortunately, they found no room on the roster for him. It's a great story, and you have to root for the guy. But that's a long time to be out of football, and prime years for most players, to boot.

Again, though, it's a great story.

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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 12:18 AM

2. hopefully he'll make the team

regardless of what happens though this guy has a bright future ahead of him....i just hope i'll get to watch him on tv sackin a QB or hitting a RB in the backfield one day

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