After discovering that her 2002 rape accusation against football player Brian Banks was fabricated, the Long Beach Unified School Districthas ordered Wanetta Gibson to pay $2.6 million in damages stemming from money she was awarded in a lawsuit.
Professional football dreams for one of Long Beach's most notable sports stories were dashed on Friday when former Poly linebacker Brian Banks was cut from the Atlanta Falcons as part of mandatory roster-trimming before regular-season play.
Former Long Beach Poly High football star Brian Banks spoke to law enforcement and prosecutors about wrongful convictions Thursday evening at an educational event held at the Long Beach Main Library.
Former Long Beach Poly High football star Brian Banks was wrongfully accused of rape at the age of 16, after fighting the case for nearly a decade and ultimately becoming exonerated, his story will be told on the big screen.
Banks, who was falsely convicted of rape in 2002 by a fellow Poly High School student as a teenager is on a mission to help others falsely convicted.