Wanetta Gibson must pay $2.6M

Updated: June 16, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A woman who falsely accused Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Brian Banks of rape has been ordered to pay The Long Beach Unified School District $2.6 million.

Wanetta Gibson was 15 in 2002 when she falsely accused Banks of raping her. Before the charges, Banks was a star middle linebacker at Long Beach Polytechnic High School and had verbally committed to a full scholarship at the University of Southern California. He spent five years in prison and spent five years on parole where he was ...

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