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NEWS: Exonerated Football Player Brian Banks LANDS Try-Outs With FOUR NFL Teams

Brian Banks, the just released man who made national news after being falsely accused and convicted of rape when he was 16, is now getting his shot at the big leagues (10 years later). He landed four try-outs with NFL teams. Get the deets on his anticipated "comeback" inside.........

A little backstory first in case you missed it:

Briak Banks' life story is prime material for a "Movie Of The Week," and he hasn't even gotten to the best part yet.  In 2002 when he was a sixteen-year-old Long Beach high school student, Brian was accused of rape by a girl he "made out" with inside the school's stairwell.  And despite a lack of DNA evidence and the alleged victim changing a few parts of her story, he was convicted of the crime.  In fact, it was his initial lawyer who advised him to plead "No Contest" to the crime.  Brian revealed to the media recently: 

"She told me I was a big black teenager and no jury would believe anything I said."

Brian then served five years and two months in prison and spent another five years on probation for a crime he didn't commit.  But surprisingly, he was not bitter and credits that to his relationship with God.  

One day out of the blue, the girl who falsely accused him of rape requested to be his friend on Facebook.  Brian says he then had a talk with God and realized this may be a way to clear his name.

He began talking to his accuser and secretly recorded their conversations and her admission that the "rape" was a lie.  Once the tapes found their way to the judge who handled the case....Brian was exonerated.

And it gets better.......

Before his jail stint, Brian was a promising football player and had many colleges interested in him. Now......he's getting a second shot at following his dreams as four NFL teams (Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins) have agreed to bring Brian in for tryouts.

Brian has been working out six days a week in preparation for the teams.  He told ESPN, "Let me show you what I can produce, I think that any team that gives me an opportunity will be really impressed with what I can do."

When asked about everything that happened, Brian said, "It's been a struggle. But I'm unbroken, and I'm still here today."

Regardless of whether Brian makes it to the NFL, this is going to be a great comeback story.

 

SIDEBAR:  The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, and her family were awarded $1.5M after the trial after suing the school district for "failing to provide a safe environment."  Wanetta told Brian she didn't want to "go on record" admitting the lie for fear that her family would be asked to return the money.  For now, authorities in Long Beach say there is no official investigation into Wanetta's conduct. But in the end, she isn't living the high life.  Court reports suggest she has few assets and spents years on public assistance!

 

Watch Brian's documentary below:

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Let's all pray that he makes

Let's all pray that he makes the "cut" in the NFL so he can realize his dream. That DA and his lawyer need to be disbarred.
Anonymous's picture

Wait a minute... I understand

Wait a minute... I understand the importance of the story but prisoners have fb accounts??? They're supposed to be in jail, not at away camp!
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5 years prison n 5 years

5 years prison n 5 years probation...i guess u skim thru articles
Anonymous's picture

Classic example of your

Classic example of your justice system and government at work people!! Ahhh don't you love it..Lock a guy up so he can be traumatized in every way possible and then not go after the bogus accuser..huh? Not feelin' it!!!
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what kind of total idiot is

what kind of total idiot is that girl? asking to FRIEND him on facebook?? knowing what she did? did she even spend 2seconds in the past 10yrs wondering about the poor guy & now she wants to be friends.....i don't understand why she is not punished somehow? is there a statute of limitations on false accusations that i am unaware of? not only for harming this guy, but for making it harder for women who really HAVE been traumatized/raped. she needs to be punished, immediately. there must be some law somewhere.....
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God bless him!!! I pray he

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this is the most phenomenal story Ever! what God has for you... get it then, brotha! congrats and good luck!
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Saw his story this past weekend and that Chic needs to be locked UP!!! Seriously she needs to do some time for this ish right here, she's almost destroyed his life never mind a promising career. I hope my Dolphins get him, lawd knows we need help and a man that has been through what he has is READY to play some football!!!!
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I'm soooooo fuckin happy for him. I pray he gets a chance to pursue his dream and comes out on TOP. As for her, I wanted her in prison for a minimum of 3 years, I dont care if she got kids or nothing. She had to do at least 3 #donedeal #praisegod #theword CLICK THE LOGO!!
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Awesome news!

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21 Century and a black man

21 Century and a black man can still end up in jail based solely on the words of a white person. We are truly overlooking that reality in this country.
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I heard on the news yesterday

I heard on the news yesterday that Brian has SIX tryouts, his first being with the Seattle Seahawks. He was supposed to attend USC when Pete Carroll was coaching there. Now Carroll is the Seahawks' coach. Carroll expressed interest in Brian, which is really a blessing. I find it despicable that this man would spend 5 years in jail and another 5 years trying to clear his name as a result of false rape allegations. By the grace of God, he is still young enough to tryout for these teams. I just pray he has the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional capabilities to be able to successfully make a team and have a career in the NFL. I know he was suing for $100/day for each day he was incarcerated, which amounted to approximately $120k. His accuser received $1.5 million. He should've sued for at least $5 million, then settled for no less than what she received. His accuser could've ruined his life. He should file a civil suit against her for $100-200/day that he was incarcerated if she hasn't blown through her settlement. I wish Brian all the best.
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This is awesome! It's not the

This is awesome! It's not the same, but at least he is getting the chance. I am happy he is getting to try out for SEVERAL teams. Just awesome!
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@Letsgetit……………….. go shot

@Letsgetit……………….. go shot yourself for being so IGNORANT AND STUPID
CASHING' OUT's picture

Well I am happy the truth

Well I am happy the truth came out. Nothing is hiding under sun.A DELAY of destiny is not a DENIED of destiny. If God have a plan and purpose about your life, No man born of a woman can take that away from you.
CASHING' OUT's picture

That bitch needs to be sent

That bitch needs to be sent to jail for lying and fraud for collecting that money!... Good for him tho
Ash's picture

Im so happy for his blessings

Im so happy for his blessings & being able to have a chance at fulfulling his dream amidst his misfortune. Karma is a bytch that stays lurking that wicked woman will get what's coming to her.
Realist 's picture

When GOD is behind you,

When GOD is behind you, NOTHING can keep you down! I am so glad that this brotha got exonerated and I pray that the false accuser will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is very sad that women like this exist to cause women who have really been raped to suffer and not be believed when violated. Any amount of money one gets through an evil means NEVER lasts and as has been stated, she blew the $1.5 million and now lives on public assistant. This man will ONLY RISE HIGHER as he has made God his fortress, shield and buckler. I don't care if no NFL team hires him afterwards, he will make it in whatever he puts his hand to because he has put his trust and faith in the Almighty.
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CO-SIGN.

CO-SIGN.
Anonymous's picture

CO-SIGN.

CO-SIGN.
Anonymous's picture

CO-SIGN.

CO-SIGN.
Anonymous's picture

THE POWER OF GOD! WOW! I am

THE POWER OF GOD! WOW! I am so inspired and motivated by this story! This truly shows how great and powerful God is! Have faith in him despite life's hardships! He will NOT foresaken you!
Destiny's picture

To God be the glory blessings

To God be the glory blessings to him and his family!!
claudette's picture

Buffy. Enjoy Hell.

Buffy. Enjoy Hell.
Crisielle's picture

Wanetta Gibson... We all have

Wanetta Gibson... We all have fallen short in the eyes of God... But I am unfortunately human and worldly and find it difficult to understand how anyone could do such a heinous thing to anybody... I'm sad for this brotha, I'm sad for you as well... Plz seek the help you need!!!
Hmmm....'s picture

He is reported to also be

He is reported to also be marrying a Man.
Buffy's picture

And I say to the DOUBTERS

And I say to the DOUBTERS keep ur eyes open and watch how the LORD move!!!!mysteriousways
Montgomery-Mika's picture

Dude don't have a Chance. He

Dude don't have a Chance. He was not in the Longest Yard prison playing ball against the guards. Fool was not doing two a day.
Buffy's picture

I cannot believe he is only

I cannot believe he is only suing for $100 per day of his incarceration......surely not..... what is that....just slightly above the rate minimum wage in the US - surely a country such as yours which is so pro-torts or rather where Tort cases so often result in huge payouts there must now be sufficient momentum behind this story to scare the hell out of anybody who is opposing a multi-million dollar payment for wrongfully taking away 10 years of anyones life and especially for somebody at the critical age of 16 not to mention in this particular case a promising future!!
Anonymous's picture

i really hope he can get his

i really hope he can get his football career back. this is so sad, so many innocent black men are behind bars. it just don't make no sense.
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