Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Redemption for Falsely Accused Rapist in the NFL
USBC News ^ | 2013,08,12 | USBC News Wire

Posted on 08/12/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by swampthang77

In 2002, Brian Banks was a successful high school football player, looking forward to playing in the NCAA, and eventually, the NFL. But while he would eventually go on to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013, that future looked impossible in 2002 when he faced a sentence of 41 years to life, after being accused of raping a classmate in high school...

(Excerpt) Read more at usbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: brianbanks; nfl; rape; wanettagibson
Feminist have won or what? If this story is any indication it's sad for future boys and girls to co-exit in these United States...
1 posted on 08/12/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by swampthang77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

She went through the money and went on welfare.

http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2012/05/brian-banks-false-rape-accuser-wanetta-gibson-blew-her-entire-1-5-million-is-on-welfare/


2 posted on 08/12/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CaptainK

Ghetto-rat skank. Gee, what a surprise.


3 posted on 08/12/2013 10:05:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

She should face his original sentence.


4 posted on 08/12/2013 10:08:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

I hope this young man makes a zillion dollars as a NFL player and gets first nod Hall of Fame when he retires............


5 posted on 08/12/2013 10:11:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

That would be justice. Maybe she should get worse, but at least that.


6 posted on 08/12/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT by swampthang77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

Wanetta Gibson — A heart-warming story of an Obama supporter “working hard” to care for herself and her family by any means necessary — The story will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling in your gut all day.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded
"She should face his original sentence."

Agreed. IMO, there should be a law for theft of freedom through false accusation.

8 posted on 08/12/2013 10:14:14 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded
.. plus 5 as punitive !

f'n evil whores

9 posted on 08/12/2013 10:15:45 AM PDT by tomkat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Banks enemy now is age. He will be lucky to play two full seasons. The first major injury that he suffers will end his playing days.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 10:22:27 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Delta Dawn

Assuming he was 18 in 2002, he would be 29 now. He could probably do at least five seasons depending on his health and stamina. I hope he kept up his exercise regimen while in prison, and apparently did. He has been given a second chance, and I predict he will succeed very well..........


11 posted on 08/12/2013 10:27:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77
This is a horrible story — he lost the prime of his NFL career because of a false allegation. Hopefully there is a plan and higher purpose at work here. Hopefully he can use his experience to move on to an even more rewarding career (perhaps not financially, but spiritually) helping people or building something. I don't mean to be pollyannaish about this bad situation, but many times a horrible event or tragedy in life leads to a more lasting reward.
12 posted on 08/12/2013 10:37:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CaptainK

Should she not spend a few years in jail for what she did?


13 posted on 08/12/2013 10:38:24 AM PDT by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PGR88
Unquestionably.
14 posted on 08/12/2013 10:45:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

The headline is calling the innocent guy a “Rapist.”


15 posted on 08/12/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CaptainK
Pictures of this girl made me think of Rachael Jenteal, and not because of color.

IQ of around 85. "Gimme 'Dat" mentality.

Seeing this more and more, and not just on FR. I'm thinking that some sort of rubicon has been passed, only no one is talking about it. Or, maybe they've just not noticed, yet.

16 posted on 08/12/2013 10:59:47 AM PDT by wbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: wbill

The Wannettas and tire-necked Rachel’s from Da Hood, are now largely shown as victims of bullying or economic class oppression. The Victim Card has largely trumped the fading influence of The Race Card. Both ‘Cards’ used together can produce mucho milage and lucrative benefit, for a while, till you overplay your hand. A lot can happen in your 15 minutes of infamy if you grab that brass ring and brandish it own ones’s knuckles while fighting ‘the system’.


17 posted on 08/12/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Average career for an NFL running back is 3 years. That is at the age of 22 or 23 just out of college.

If he gets injured, NFL teams will consider him too old to recover and they will move on.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 11:27:28 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: CaptainK

http://ourweekly.com/news/2013/jun/16/wanetta-gibson-ordered-pay-26-million-long-beach-u/#.UgkrIDoo59A


19 posted on 08/12/2013 11:37:57 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kcvl
Her current whereabouts were not known, casting doubt on the district’s ability to recoup the money through her property and future wages.
20 posted on 08/12/2013 11:46:08 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Delta Dawn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Banks_%28American_football%29

Banks signed with the Falcons on April 3, 2013, and will participate in Atlanta’s offseason workouts, which begin on April 22. He is competing for a spot on the team at inside linebacker. On August 8, 2013, Banks made his NFL debut in a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, where he picked up two tackles.

He will be making tackles, and hopefully a lot of them..........


21 posted on 08/12/2013 11:49:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: swampthang77

If I was his Dad or his manager, I would advise him to go into Motivational Speaking. It takes incredible self control not to dump rage on this woman when he met up with her. I wouldn’t trust myself to stay that cool. Today’s football players get Mega-Huge, some close to 7 feet is not unheard of these days. No place for a near 30 year old. Get some endorsements, or offer a good line of products, like George Foreman did to re-invent himself.


22 posted on 08/12/2013 12:09:56 PM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Yeah, not nearly as much contact as running back...


23 posted on 08/12/2013 3:35:00 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson