Brian Banks

Brian Banks was a high school football player when he was wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Because of this he was sentenced a to a decade in prison. But, things turned around thanks to the love and support of his mother, Leomia Delaney. Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Delaney who […]

Telling someone’s story comes with a great sense of responsibility for many actors. Sherri Shepherd says it’s an “honor” to play Brian Banks’ mother, Leomia, in the “Brian Banks” movie. She and the real Brian Banks talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show crew about the film, and what it’s been like working together. Brian […]


Brian Banks’ NFL dreams were crush after he was wrongfully convicted of rape, and served five years behind bars after taking a plea deal. His accuser eventually admitted she lied about the assault and Brian’s conviction was overturned in 2012. He later signed with the Atlanta Falcons but was released in 2013. Banks is back in […]

Brian Banks has signed on to make his true life story into a movie. His luck seems to be turning around, but this started long before he was signing movie deals. This happened after promising high school football player Banks was accused of raping Wanetta Gibson in 2002. Banks was convicted and spent five years […]

Brian Banks whose football career was thrown off track more than a decade ago by a false accusation of rape has finally played in his first NFL game. Banks tweeted his excitement prior to the game against the Cincinatti Bengals, he wrote: “Game Day. Never thought this day would come. And if it all ended […]

Tom and the crew open the show talking about Tyler Perry‘s good deed, the release of Paula Cooper and the latest on Brian Banks.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports the default judgment recoups a $750,000 settlement paid to Wanetta Gibson and also includes attorneys’ […]

ATLANTA (AP) – Brian Banks has signed with the Atlanta Falcons after the former Southern Cal recruit’s football dream was derailed when he was convicted of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The linebacker will participate in Atlanta’s offseason workouts with a chance to resume his career. Banks has been trying to get back […]

LAS VEGAS (AP)- Brian Banks, a one-time high school football star who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused, is finally getting a chance to play professional football. The 26-year-old Banks, a linebacker, is signing with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League, a move the […]

Roland Martin talks with Brian Blanks about being wrongfully convicted of rape, being released and his current quest to join the NFL.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former high school football star whose dreams of a pro career were shattered by a rape conviction burst into tears Thursday as a judge threw out the charge that sent him to prison for more than five years. Brian Banks, now 26, pleaded no contest 10 years ago on […]

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Brian Banks will get a crack at the NFL, even if it's simply a tryout. The Seattle Seahawks confirmed Wednesday they will hold a tryout for Banks, a former high school football star who was exonerated last week in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused. Seattle coach […]