UPDATED: Tuesday, June 7, 3:30 PM EST Brian Banks, a promising football star whose hopes for a professional career were dashed when he was falsely accused of rape and convicted 13 years ago, lashed out Monday at a judge in the case of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner. Turner, 20, who is White, was convicted on three […]

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Brian Banks (pictured), the high school football prodigy whose career was derailed by false rape accusations, has finally succeeded in achieving his NFL dreams: the Atlanta Falcons have signed him to a contract. RELATED: YES! Brian Banks Signs With Pro Team “The kid will get a second chance that he deserves,” a team official told […]

The tale of former high school football player Brian Banks as he continues to piece  his life together seems ripped right from the script of a TV crime show. At the age of 16, Banks’ life changed for the worst when he was charged with rape of a fellow student, eventually taking a no contest […]

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Brian Banks, the former standout high school middle linebacker out of Long Beach, Calif., tweeted on Saturday evening that he has been shortlisted for two National Football League teams. RELATED: 5 Things Brian Banks Should Get After His False Rape Conviction He is also considering the United Football League if he doesn’t get a call […]

Brian Banks, the former high school standout linebacker who was wrongfully convicted of rape and kidnapping, is getting a chance to earn a spot on the Seattle Seahawks‘ roster. RELATED: Brian Banks Plans To Sue California State For Prison Sentence ESPN reports that the Seahawks are expected to try him out on June 7. Pete […]

The world has been captivated by the case of Brian Banks, the young man who was falsely accused of rape and inexplicably sent to prison.  There was no physical evidence that Brian had committed the crime, and prosecutors offered Banks the standard game of “Lifetime Roulette,” where an innocent man is told that asking for […]

UPDATE: 5-27-12 — 1:19 A.M. EST Banks plans to file a claim against the state requesting money for the five years, two months  that he spent in prison, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times. As previously, reported by Newsone, he was exonerated of rape after his accuser recanted her statement. “We do not plan […]

There’s nothing like using Facebook to say “I’m sorry for sending you to prison after falsely accusing you of kidnap and rape.” That’s what happened to Brian Banks, after his accuser friended him on Facebook hoping that he could “let bygones be bygones” on a false rape and kidnapping conviction back in 2002. After reading […]