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mlmpetert 05-25-2012 03:06 PM

Brian Banks
 
Ive been reading about this story over the last couple of days. Its absolutely horrible but also somehow positive.

[url=http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-05-25/brian-banks-cleared-of-rape-wanetta-gibson-facebook-high-school-football-star]Brian Banks gets his good name back, but not lost years in prison - NCAA Football - Sporting News[/url]

[url=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/ex-football-player-accused-rape-brian-banks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+(L.A.+Now]Woman who accused ex-football player of rape unlikely to face charges - latimes.com[/url])


I dont think its worth saying that he doesnt have a chance at the NFL, i dont think that really matters. I cant admire this guy enough for trying to live out his dream, regardless of how unlikely it may now be.

I dont know what kind of future in football Brian Banks will have, but i honestly believe he will be involved with sports in some form or another. Perhaps arena or another semi-pro league, or in coaching/personal or sports media. I would love to see USC honor his orginal offer, maybe the NCAA could return a scholarship if used for him.

I love underdogs more than anything espicially when coupled with second chances that are well deserved. His story is worth knowing and hopefully it will be inspiring to follow.


[URL="http://brianbanks.org/"][COLOR=#0066cc]http://brianbanks.org/[/COLOR][/URL]

CRedskinsRule 05-25-2012 03:12 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
I feel sorry for him, but the girl/lady got 1.5million from the school system, and she ought to have to pay every penny back, plus something to Banks.

Edit: more info

Generally I am not a cast the first stone kinda person. But in this case:

[url=http://ethicsalarms.com/2012/05/25/condemning-wanetta-gibson/]Condemning Wanetta Gibson | Ethics Alarms[/url]

generally agree with this guy here.

FRPLG 05-25-2012 04:00 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
Stories like this are why convicting people of crimes should be as difficult as possible. So many are quick to judge our judicial system and its many flaws but it was conceived as rigid and complex to prevent this type of situation.

CRedskinsRule 05-25-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
[quote=FRPLG;918716]Stories like this are why convicting people of crimes should be as difficult as possible. So many are quick to judge our judicial system and its many flaws but it was conceived as rigid and complex to prevent this type of situation.[/quote]

and yet it didn't

mooby 05-25-2012 04:48 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
I feel bad for Banks, but at 26 and being clear of the hell he's been through I think many will want to give him all the opportunity he needs to do something positive with his life.

Gibson on the other hand, at the very least there should be a public outcry about her paying back all that money, to say nothing of the jail sentence she deserves for her manufactured story.

SmootSmack 05-30-2012 11:54 AM

Re: Brian Banks
 
Well, the Redskins are among a cartoon handful of teams interested in him

[url=http://www.hogshaven.com/2012/5/30/3052564/redskins-interested-in-brian-banks]Redskins Interested in Brian Banks - Hogs Haven[/url]

budw38 05-30-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
Good luck Mr. Banks .

NYCskinfan82 05-30-2012 08:38 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
His attorney should be ashamed, based on the evidence they had or lack off, if I'm reading it right.

ethat001 05-30-2012 09:30 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
Good story, seems like a good person if you believe the media. Secretly taped her to get her to admit to lying -- genius.

Has pretty decent measurables, 4.6 40, strong, etc. Give him a 0% chance of making any NFL roster this year, but if he has any raw talent he could possibly make a practice squad until he remembers how to play & gets back into NFL shape. Weirder things have happened.

mooby 05-30-2012 09:33 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
[quote=ethat001;919214]Good story, seems like a good person if you believe the media. Secretly taped her to get her to admit to lying -- genius.

Has pretty decent measurables, 4.6 40, strong, etc. Give him a 0% chance of making any NFL roster this year, but if he has any raw talent he could possibly make a practice squad until he remembers how to play & gets back into NFL shape. Weirder things have happened.[/quote]

Yeah I think it would take him a couple years to get acclimated back to playing football. It's a positive that he's working out but measurables only get you so far in the NFL. I'm definitely rooting for him though, and it would be even sweeter if he did it with us. The odds are definitely against him though, although this isn't your typical case of someone being out of football and trying to make a comeback.

Chief X_Phackter 05-30-2012 10:30 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
[quote=NYCskinfan82;919206]His attorney should be ashamed, based on the evidence they had or lack off, if I'm reading it right.[/quote]


He would probably still be in prison if he didn't take his attorney's advice. He wasn't going to get a fair shake with the "victim" pointing and sobbing (read lying) on the witness stand. Unfortunately she held all the cards.

She should pay dearly!

SFREDSKIN 05-30-2012 11:07 PM

Re: Brian Banks
 
That poor kid got royally screwed by some crazy bitch, I would love to have someone give him a chance and have him succeed as his revenge.

skinsfan69 05-31-2012 07:08 AM

Re: Brian Banks
 
that POS that let that man sit in jail for all those years really needs to be prosecuted. it's bad enough you wrongly send someone to jail. but then you take 1.5 million? don't care how old she was, she really needs to spend time behind bars. hopefully, one day she'll get hers. feel real bad for banks but no way he makes a team.

skinsfan69 05-31-2012 07:12 AM

Re: Brian Banks
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;918705]I feel sorry for him, but the girl/lady got 1.5million from the school system, and she ought to have to pay every penny back, plus something to Banks.

Edit: more info

Generally I am not a cast the first stone kinda person. But in this case:

[URL="http://ethicsalarms.com/2012/05/25/condemning-wanetta-gibson/"]Condemning Wanetta Gibson | Ethics Alarms[/URL]

generally agree with this guy here.[/quote]

pretty much sums up how i feel. what a horrible despicable person. i'm not a lawyer but can't banks sue gibson for lying and sending him to prison?

SmootSmack 05-31-2012 07:36 AM

Re: Brian Banks
 
Gibson's mother was the alleged "mastermind" but both mother and daughter are shady...and broke it seems


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