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XxXdragonXxX 05-30-2012 02:41 PM

Brian Banks
 
http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7...on-brian-banks



It's great that this guy is getting a 2nd chance after having his life ruined by a lie.

BeerBaron 05-30-2012 03:21 PM

PFT is floating the Dolphins as a potential destination since it would make for a great Hard Knocks story.

Still, as much as you'd like to see his story end with a spot on an NFL team, a guy with no college playing experience who spent that long in prison is a major longshot to be anything but camp fodder.

WCH 05-30-2012 03:29 PM

Wow. He lost his college football scholarship, spent five years in prison, and five years with an ankle tether. She got a $750,000 settlement from the school system.

I think that I'd be taking this a lot worse than he is.

tjsunstein 05-30-2012 03:33 PM

Brian Banks needs to be on Hard Knocks like BB said.

Pat Sims 90 05-30-2012 03:47 PM

He will end up with the Bengals.

FUNBUNCHER 05-30-2012 04:08 PM

He worked out for the SKins today.

PackerLegend 05-30-2012 04:16 PM

wow that really ****ing sucks!

bitches be crazy

BeerBaron 05-30-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Pat Sims 90 (Post 3017121)
He will end up with the Bengals.

He and Vontaze can battle it out.

Ness 05-30-2012 04:24 PM

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No semen traces in the rape kit. No witnesses. And yet Banks' attorney insisted he cop a plea, saying his size, age and race would mean a sure conviction of 40-plus years. He said no, no, a hundred times no and finally, reluctantly, yes.
Oh brother. I'd rather go down swinging knowing I didn't do anything then do that. But he was young and scared I guess. What a terrible person that Gibson is. I wonder what her motive for lying was anyways.

Ness 05-30-2012 04:44 PM

Maybe karma has struck.

Brian Banks’ False Rape Accuser Wanetta Gibson Blew Her Entire $1.5 Million & is on Welfare

21ST 05-30-2012 04:58 PM

I hope he makes a team, even if it isn't the skins.

tjsunstein 05-30-2012 04:59 PM

So no one came out on top here. Gibson should go to jail.

Ravens1991 05-30-2012 05:07 PM

How does a ***** like that not get put into a insane asylum or jail????

MidwayMonster31 05-30-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ness (Post 3017183)

Not quite.
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/20...ion-for-money/
Both are low-down criminals regardless.
Banks seems like a good guy and cares more about his dream than he does about the money. This is just a very sordid story, from the accuser to the attorney, telling him to plead guilty despite no evidence, to the real victim in all this, Banks and his family.

onejayhawk 05-30-2012 07:20 PM

The Chiefs will sign him. He drips character.

J

Ness 05-30-2012 07:20 PM

Thanks for the link. This part of that article ticked me off a little:

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Banks took a plea deal that put him behind bars for five years, the school district settled the lawsuit for $1.5 million and the women went on a wild spending spree with their share of the settlement — without showing an ounce of remorse.

“The mom was buying cars, big screen TVs and all sorts of things,” a former neighbor said of Rhodes. “One time Wanetta came up here with a wad of cash — she had $10,000 in her hand.”

“She showed up with a brand new Altima with some great rims,” said the neighbor, who asked not to be identified. “And she bought her mom a Suburban and a Dodge.”

Rhodes, now 52, was greedy and “the type of person where money was everything,” said another neighbor, named Terrell, who would not give his last name. “The mom was really controlling.”
I hope Banks beats the odds and goes on to have a Hall of Fame career.

vidae 05-30-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by onejayhawk (Post 3017331)
The Chiefs will sign him. He drips character.

J

I would be real happy if he signed here.

XxXdragonXxX 05-30-2012 08:14 PM

My bet is he ends up on the Seahawks practice squad if he still has something left.

FUNBUNCHER 05-30-2012 09:50 PM

You'd be surprised how many people end up in prison on plea deals without ever going to trial.

WCH 05-30-2012 10:02 PM

And frequently it's a situation like this, where their lawyer tells them "If you go to trial and get convicted, you'll probably serve 40 years. If you take the deal they're offering, you'll be out in four."

Even if the defendant is innocent, the plea deal can start to sound like the safer option.

BeerBaron 05-30-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by WCH (Post 3017501)
And frequently it's a situation like this, where their lawyer tells them "If you go to trial and get convicted, you'll probably serve 40 years. If you take the deal they're offering, you'll be out in four."

Even if the defendant is innocent, the plea deal can start to sound like the safer option.

There's one of those "moral dilemma" questions like that. I remember it from one of my psychology classes.

Yeah, this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma

Crazy **** to think about.

SenorGato 05-31-2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by WCH (Post 3017103)
Wow. He lost his college football scholarship, spent five years in prison, and five years with an ankle tether. She got a $750,000 settlement from the school system.

I think that I'd be taking this a lot worse than he is.

My first thoughts as well. She asks to meet with him to get back together and walks out alive...I mean he got what he needed out of that, but holy **** what a Grade A C-word.

This guy has a good head on his shoulders. Seriously, so many other people would seethe with anger for a decade.

Ness 05-31-2012 01:01 AM

I wish him the best of luck.

Vox Populi 05-31-2012 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by WCH (Post 3017501)
And frequently it's a situation like this, where their lawyer tells them "If you go to trial and get convicted, you'll probably serve 40 years. If you take the deal they're offering, you'll be out in four."

Even if the defendant is innocent, the plea deal can start to sound like the safer option.

It also frees up the court system. If everyone stopped taking plea deals the courts would be royally ******.

bearfan 05-31-2012 09:58 AM

Now would Banks be able to sue anyone with her having admitted that? Or because he pleaded guilty, he wouldn't be able to?

I feel if anything, there could be a malpractice case here...


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