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Glazer helped Banks get ready for his NFL shot

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The long road for linebacker Brian Banks to the NFL has contained many twists and turns.

It also included a short bald man who may or may not have been living under a bridge along the route.

Once FOX’s Jay Glazer became aware of Banks’ imprisonment for a crime he didn’t commit, Glazer began providing MMA training to Banks at no cost.  The goal was to get him in NFL shape, and then to get a team to take a chance on him.

Glazer, who can be slightly persistent, became Banks’ biggest cheerleader, encouraging a team to sign him.  Eventually, the Falcons did.

It’s not a tryout.  It’s a roster spot.  And now it’s up to Banks to make it to the 53-man roster, or at a minimum to the practice squad.

Here’s Glazer talking about his efforts on Banks’ behalf, from Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live.

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15 Responses to “Glazer helped Banks get ready for his NFL shot”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 3, 2013 3:28 PM

    Top 3 breaking news reporters for professional Football today – Mike Florio, Jay Glazer and Jason LaCanfora. In that order.

  2. lgbarn says: Apr 3, 2013 3:42 PM

    That says a lot about Jay Glazer as a man. I have much respect for him after reading this story.

  3. nineroutsider says: Apr 3, 2013 3:43 PM

    Nice work by Glazer; this kid has a lot of good karma coming his way. The exact opposite is very true for his accuser though. What did his shirt say “XONR8″? I love the shirt, but I can’t exonerate her. Never.

    Good luck Brian!

  4. thestatsishere says: Apr 3, 2013 3:44 PM

    Jay Glazer, you keep earning more and more of my respect

  5. dbones750 says: Apr 3, 2013 3:46 PM

    Good job, Glaze-man.

  6. philsphan34 says: Apr 3, 2013 3:47 PM

    Haha had to throw a short bald troll joke in there, huh Florio?

  7. coltzfan166 says: Apr 3, 2013 3:48 PM

    I have to believe the Falcons would at least give him a spot on the practice squad

  8. pigskinrube says: Apr 3, 2013 3:50 PM

    Way to use your media power to build someone up and get him a change.

    All the best Banks!

  9. JSpicoli says: Apr 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    Nice beginning to the story.

    Until I hear about his accuser being sentenced to prison and having her $ettlement taken back, I can’t fully rejoice though.

  10. JSpicoli says: Apr 3, 2013 3:53 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Apr 3, 2013 3:28 PM

    Top 3 breaking news reporters for professional Football today – Mike Florio, Jay Glazer and Jason LaCanfora. In that order.

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  11. bobulated says: Apr 3, 2013 4:01 PM

    The Falcons are looking to get younger and faster at LB; he has a very realistic chance of making the practice squad and maybe even going further.

  12. eagles512 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:13 PM

    Glazer annoys me-always dropping names and all. And he has a terrible unfunny sense of humor. But I’m impressed by this.

  13. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    When you wrote that Glazer was whipping him into shape I thought you were joking.

  14. frankiemontana says: Apr 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    never was a fan of Glazer, but after reading this article he has my respect, thanks for given Banks an opportunity to get in shape,

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 4, 2013 8:46 PM

    Let glazer become a parole officer or something then get him off TV. He is terrible.

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