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ATLANTA (NBC) -- One of the most inspirational stories of the preseason is ending, but not before a final flourish.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Falcons are releasing linebacker Brian Banks, ending the comeback for a player who was 10 years removed from organized football after being wrongfully convicted of rape.
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Banks was always a longshot because of the time he spent away from the game, butthat never changed his approach.
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In fact, Glazer reports that Falcons owner Arthur Blank was so impressed by Banks during his time with the team that he's trying to find a career opportunity for him in the Atlanta area.
Banks' grace in dealing with a situation that would have made most bitter and resentful is impressive, and should serve him well in whatever business he ends up in next.