Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks was a high school football star, when false rape allegations destroyed his entire life.  He was sent to prison for five years, and only released from a California prison after his accuser confessed that she made the whole thing up.

Now, Banks is getting a second chance at the age of 26.  The linebacker has just been signed to the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.   This isn’t exactly the prime time experience that Banks would get in the NFL, but could serve as a stepping stone for better things to come.

“We’re very pleased to be able to welcome this young man to the UFL and give him an opportunity in football that was denied him years ago,” Locomotives coach Jim Fassel said in a statement.

Banks tried out for three NFL teams before being cut.  He did make the minicamp of the Seattle Seahawks, where coach Pete Carroll is now in charge.  Carroll recruited Banks out of high school to come play for him at USC many years ago.

 

 

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23 Responses to Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

  1. Zachary C. Husser, Sr. September 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I’m very interested in Mr. Brian Banks and his personal testimony about his life. I would love to have Brian contact me at issuesandsports@aol.com to see if we can set up some type of speaking engagement for him when he’s playing football on the east coast. We’re the Eagle Academy for Young Men out of the New York City metro area. He can check us out at http://www.eagleacademyfoundation.org for more details.

    Redemption is a great thing and the “Truth” never changes! We salute Mr. Banks for never giving up!

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  2. Derrick September 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Much success for this brother! It’s ashame, how we, as Black men have to go through so much b.s., even when we’re innocent!

    I hope his lying azz fe-male attacker gets what she deserves!!!

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  3. breeze September 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    It sickens me that you have people that petty, wicked, and evil enough to play God with someones life like that…I bet the poor excuse of a woman couldn’t get a moments rest until she set that situation straight. SHE NEEDS to do some major repenting…To the man who received his freedom stay away from HO!@…….

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  4. Imhotep September 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    For follow ups like this, see the story about the freedom project in new Orleans and how the prosecution down there lied and committed misconduct in the cases of 128 people freed so far. Funny I saw the special flipping through channels on pat Roberson CNN. Go figure. .Ptah RA. ..

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  5. Imhotep September 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Correction- CBN

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  6. Michael Benjamin September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    The flip side of the redemption coin is forgiveness. Instead of calling Mr. Banks’ accuser names, we should forgive her transgression and hope she, like Banks, will get it together.

    We should also encourage Brian Banks to pursue higher education because his economic future lies beyond football.

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  7. Cat on a Hot Time Roof September 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    We should forgive but not forget!

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    • Derrick September 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

      @puzzy on a roof:

      If that would’ve been a cracker bitch; you wouldn’t be talking this FORGIVE bullshyt!!! You would say, that this man was guilty and would put him to DEATH!!!

      I GET TIRED OF YOU FAKE ASS xtians TALKING ALL THIS FORGIVE GARBAGE.

      YOU BASTARDS SHOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES BEGGIN’ US BLACK FOLKS TO FORGIVE YOU HEATHENS FOR OUR FORCED ENSLAVEMENT!!!

      I ain’t forgiving you crackers for a goddamn thang! I’ll spit in your face for all the shyt you heathens put us Black folks through, BACK THEN, and on a DAILY basis!!!

      Find me the nearest goddamn tree; so I can hang one of you racist bastards…that would be my forgiveness!!! A LIFE FOR A LIFE…it’s biblical.

      FVCK Y’ALL CRACKERS!!!

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  8. Ifa-El Akbar September 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Too bad that we have to see the power of a woman in ways that maintain the Delliah image of her.

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  9. Baller September 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    It is so sad what happened to this guy. I really give him a lot of credit for having the savvy to hire a private investigator and get the woman to admit she lied. But also, he seems like a very humble guy who has somehow tapped into the power of forgiveness and being able to rebound and move on from hardship. He can’t get that time back, and a lot of people would be suicidal or very destructive based on what happened to them. He should be a multimillionaire for what happened to him. The scary thing is there are droves of innocent people in our prisons or with felony convictions because they or their parents or both lacked the sophistication and financial resources to move through the criminal justice system with the right representation, etc. The prosecutor, the cops, everybody who pulled the false confession out of this guy as a kid were real jerks and really gave honest law enforcement officials a bad name. I really wish Mr. Banks the best as he moves forward with his life. If he doesn’t make it pro, I hope some company will hire him and really help develop into an executive. Or I hope he hits the speaking circuit and makes millions sharing his story with the world.

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  10. jahstone September 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Michael Benjamin sound REAL STUPID! All of you talking about ‘repentance’, ‘forgiveness’…….SHUT THE FUCK UP!
    This woman is sooo fucking wrong! People like this should be made to do the same amount of time as the victim AND pay a fine for lying in court. Laws need to change ASAP because it’s too easy for a woman to get a man locked up anyway: just accuse him & he’s caught up in the sytem. SMDHID
    Damn that bitch!!!

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    • Derrick September 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

      @jahstone:

      This is what that fvcked up re-ligion, called xtianity has done to these negroids! I bet these foot shufflin’ negroids have forgiven these crackers for our forced enslavement!

      I ge tired of that let’s FORGIVE bullshyt, too, but these dumb ass negroids are BRAINWASHED because they let these racist caucasoids CONTROL them with THEIR re-ligion of xtianity.

      THESE negroids ARE SICK AND NEED TO BURN BY THE WOODPILE WITH THEIR cracker COUNTERPARTS!!!

      I guess these stupid s-o-b’s THINK forgiving these crackers is going to get them to ‘heaven’….which is another JOKE!!! NOW, YOU SEE WHY I CALL THEM NEGROIDS. A negroid is a chocolate covered caucasoid.

      FVCL THIS BITCH AND THESE STUPID ASS negroids, who love them!!!

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  11. robert howze September 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    michael benjamin u sound real fuckin stupid what if that was u or your son he could have died in there killed some 1 and got life all because a bitch lied r u serious fuck up the boys football job 4 give these nuts

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  12. Cortez September 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    U uncle Tom negros are always preaching forgiveness

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    • Derrick September 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

      @cortez:

      They’re Uncle Sambos! Uncle Tom was a very intelligent enslaved brother, who TRICKED his enslaver to teach him how to read and write! He is NOT the bootlickin’, foot shufflin’ negro; the caucasoid has projected him to be.

      At night Uncle Tom would go teach the other enslaved brothers and sisters how to read and write! One negro MALE slave, went and SNITCHED to his massa, and told him what Uncle Tom was doing.

      The next day the ol’ slave maker, and Sambo went and got Uncle Tom and beat him to death!!! This is where those dumb jackass negroids, who beat their own kind [it's called hazing] in college got this ‘ritual’ from…a cracker!

      When Uncle Tom died, the nigga slave, Uncle Sambo, went and worked INSIDE the house with his massa!!! He was appointed to OVERSEE the other enslaved brothers and sisters; therefore the REAL ‘tom’ WAS Uncle Sambo…the nigga snitch, that killed Uncle Tom, along with his nigga massa!!!

      Y’all must stop calling bootlickin’ negroids ‘Uncle Tom’ because you are giving them credit for being intelligent and rebellious; THEY ARE UNCLE SAMBOS aka, ass kissin’ negroids!!!

      REAL FACTS!!!!

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  13. Had Enough September 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    This woman should get the same amount of time served by Mr. Brian Banks. That’s for falsely accusing him and without parole or early time out.

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  14. Chris Gibbs September 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hope this guys hits it big and makes it to the pros. Wishing him the best of luck.

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  15. melvetta c September 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I am happy that he is free i wish him the best. He needs to sue her in civil court an if she can’t pay do community service for ten years 8 hrs a day in a rape center so she can see what she claims he did to her..I hope this young man finds sucess and that many doors are open to him God bless him!

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  16. Big Papa September 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Like all of the positive comments, I wish you the best Mr. Banks. I also hope you realize you have an oppurtunity to do a very positive action here by going on tour as a speaker to to the various facilities, churches, boys clubs and colleges, especially the colleges where there is so much more taking place aside from education and tell these young men and woman how their future can change in the flick of an eye by someone making false accusations. Or maybe not. I believe you would be well compensated for doing this type of work. Schools (High schools) and colleges need your story Mr. Banks.

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  17. jackie September 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

    when is she going to prison lying bitch

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  18. Michele September 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

    The accusers face should be plastered all over the news so the public can know who this horrible woman is. She should be jailed and heavily fined for ruining a part of this man’s life!!! Forgiveness will help this man move forward into positive things instead of living in misery and hatred. She should be ashamed of herself but I’m sure she hasn’t given this a second thought. I’m praying this brother and abundance of blessings!!!

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  19. jaleel shakir September 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    G-D does answer prayers all the time!!

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    • Derrick September 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Did ‘god’ answer Trayvon’s parent’s, prayers? HUH?

      Judging from my observations; this ‘god’ doesn’t answer Black people’s prayers. Therefore, it’s time for negroids to get up off their knees and ANSWER THEIR OWN DAMN PRAYERS!!!

      This devil-god is satan; the destroyer of Black people world-wide!

      WAKE UP…and smell the devil!

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