A while back we did a story on Brian Banks, a top high school prospect who was falsely accused of rape, fighting to live his dream of playing in the NFL (you can read the story here).
The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday signed linebacker Brian Banks, who was exonerated last year in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused.The 27-year-old linebacker will participate in Atlanta’s offseason workouts with a chance to resume his career. The Falcons have scheduled a conference call for Wednesday with Banks.Banks served more than five years in prison following a conviction a decade ago on rape and kidnapping charges. The woman later recanted her claim and offered to help Banks clear his name. Banks was trying to land a spot in the NFL and got his first tryout with the Seattle Seahawks last year. He also received tryouts with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, and eventually took part in Seattle’s minicamp last June. Banks was grateful to Seattle coach Pete Carroll for the opportunity to see where he stacked up against NFL players. Banks had verbally committed to playing for Carroll at USC before the player’s arrest and conviction. He eventually signed last year with the United Football League’s Las Vegas Locomotives, appearing in two games and making one tackle before the UFL suspended its season in October.”We are pleased to have Brian join our team,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. “We had a chance to work him out last year and have been monitoring his progress since then. He has worked extremely hard for this chance over the last year and he has shown us that he is prepared for this opportunity. We are happy that Brian will have a chance to live out his dream of playing in the NFL and we look forward to seeing him on the field.”
Everybody has those days. Those days you wake up at 8 a.m., and you’re already irritated at the thought that that person you love to hate is plotting to make your day worse somehow. Those days when you just don’t feel like getting up, and you feel like you should give up on life cause you suck as a person. Well, we can’t help you there, but we can help you get through that break up of yours, even though you were never seeing anyone. Sometimes when you listen to a song, you feel the artist inspiration behind it. You put yourself in that artist shoes, and you become that artist. And the only way to cope with the situation is to listen to love songs over and over again. We have compiled a list of 10 songs that will get you through your nonexistent relationship with “bae” (God I hate the word bae).
Hello lovers and friends. Glad to see you here with us on this here Valentine’s Day, Single Awareness Day, or as we like to call it here at Freshly Squeezed, Investment Day. Essentially, that’s what it is. You see, to men, Valentines day is just a day they can make an Investment in a woman. Whether that investment is time, a gift or whatever. Men look at Valentines Day as a way to sow a seed in hopes that it grows. Just like on Wall Street, these investments can have great returns or they could flop.
To become a master of Investment day, we have a few prerequisites. Bottom line for the fellas, you need to be a gentleman. For the ladies, don’t expect the world but never settle. Seems about right, right? We have provided you with essential guide to the do’s and don’t for Valentine’s Investment Day. When you’re done here, both men and women will understand each other better.
Let us congratulate you on graduating from high school. That accomplishment should not be taken lightly but you shouldn’t take it for granted either. You’re in the first stage of life in the real world now. College will be the best 4 years (or more) of your life. You will learn about the world, learn about other people, and learn things about yourself. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, you eventually learn from them. But don’t make the same mistakes you made in high school once you get to college. The game doesn’t change, just some new players in it. To help you with a game plan of for college, we have developed this guide to help you survive.
Who killed chivalry? Is chivalry even dead? Who gave chivalry feelings? These are just some thoughts that go through my mind while I sit on my throne (…” while taking the Browns to the Superbowl”…”Dropping the kids off at the pool”…you get it.)
Chivalry – The medieval system, principles, and customs of knighthood. The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women
Gentleman – a chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man.
This brings us to the point, that in order to keep chivalry alive, we need more gentlemen. As you see by definition, being chivalrous and a gentleman goes hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Whether she’s young or old, harlot or saint, a real gentleman is chivalrous towards all women.