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#1 KendrickPanther

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

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/n...ted-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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

awesome for him until Stew runs him over!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

typical falcons. signing a rapist.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

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

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

Good for him.

fug the Falcons though.

#8 Neylus

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

WHO

#11 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

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

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

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

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

Just saw this, sad story. Props to them

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Glad to see this.

Wish it were with a better team.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

The Pete Carrol connection is that Pete recruited him out of High School. Brian was planning to attend USC before he was charged with rape.


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