Being cut by an NFL team isn't the end of the world and no one knows that more than Brian Banks. Banks who spent five years in prison after being falsely accused of rape will be released by the Falcons according to It's been a long road for Banks who was falsely accused of rape in 2002. After being convicted Banks spent five years in prison and another five years on probation. In February 2011 the alleged-victim of the rape recanted her confession and admitted she had fabriacted the story which led to Banks' exoneration in May 2011.