Exonerated player Brian Banks signs with Atlanta Falcons
Brian Banks signs with the Atlanta Falcons
History of this Tragic Event:
What a Difference a Year Makes!
prison on parole, wearing an ankle monitor as a registered sex
offender. The contrast with this week’s events is “surreal,” Banks said.
the bottom,” he told reporters. “I know all too well what that is and
what it looks like and what it feels like.”
go on and receive scholarships and play collegiate football on a high
level,” he said. “For me I had to let those dreams go for me to focus on
what was ahead of me, and that was five years in prison. That was a
completely different life of violence and being away from your family.
… Football was the last thing on my mind, and it wasn’t until a few
months before I was actually being released from prison that I thought
about possibly trying to play football again.”
We are Pulling for Banks!
Banks will attempt to do something that is very difficult to do, make an NFL roster. A very small group of players ever have the opportunity to don a NFL uniform. Brian Banks will attempt to do so after a decade of being away from the game. His perseverance is a model for us all and I am pulling for him. He has been away from the contact of the game, the speed of the game will be much greater than he ever imagined. The physicality of the game will challenge his inner strength. The football IQ required by an NFL player is demanding. Banks has been through an incredible event and I could never imagine what he has gone through and therefore I will not question him. I will just cheer for him and hope to see him in a Falcons uniform this coming August!
Good Luck to you Brian Banks! Your Deserve something good to happen!
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