Finally, the story we’ve been following since May 25, 2012, comes to a triumphant close, yet also a glorious beginning for Brian Banks. He was exonerated after serving five years in prison for being falsely accused of rape at the age of 17. In total, he served 10 years for the crime with five years on probation and lost his promising football career.
Banks lost out on the football scholarships he earned to Michigan State University, University of Southern California, and University of Kansas because of the accusations. But he will get a chance at the life he was meant to have after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, Wednesday, according to the NFL.com.
When he was exonerated of the charges, the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers let him try out, but nothing stuck until now. He kept himself physically fit and his mind and heart on his dream and now it has all paid off. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported that the Atlanta Falcons signed Banks and he took to his Twitter page with the news.
“I started working with (Brian Banks) 2 weeks after he was exonerated, promised him we wouldn’t stop until someone signed him. He worked so hard for this!!!”
CONGRATULATIONS MR. BANKS! May you have a long and prosperous career.
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