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Brian Banks Signs With the Falcons

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Man I hate the falcons so much but I have to say I like this move. He probably won't stick but it's a great story.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9128819/atlanta-falcons-sign-exonerated-brian-banks

The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday signed linebacker Brian Banks, who was exonerated last year in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused.

The kid will get a second chance that he deserves," a team official said in a text Wednesday.

The 27-year-old linebacker will participate in Atlanta's offseason workouts with a chance to resume his career. The Falcons have scheduled a conference call for Wednesday with Banks.

Banks served more than five years in prison following a conviction a decade ago on rape and kidnapping charges. The woman later recanted her claim and offered to help Banks clear his name.

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Was really hoping the guy would get a chance, shame it's with a team I hate. Would be one of the best feel good stories of the century if he could break out, wouldn't have minded picking up him.

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awesome for him until Stew runs him over!

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Hard to root for our rival but its not even a question of if I'm rooting for him and wishing him succes or not. I hope he slays poo and lets out 5yrs of rage on the nfl... just not on us

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typical falcons. signing a rapist.

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just kidding. would be cool if he makes the team.

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Good for him.

fug the Falcons though.

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Could be wrong but I think he tried out for Seahawks and failed. He's a smart guy, damn shame what happened to him.

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Nice gesture, but I think the Falcons could save babies from a 20 story building and I'd probably still hate them.

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WHO

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Dude definitely deserves a shot, I hope he does well. Too bad it's with the dirthole Falcons.

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I'm sure Pete Carroll brought him in last year out of the goodness in his heart, too.

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