Brian Banks to work for NFL

AP

The NFL has hired former Falcons linebacker Brian Banks to its football operations department, the league said on its website Saturday.

Banks announced this afternoon on Twitter that he was joining the league and moving to New York.

The 29-year-old Banks played with Atlanta last summer. He also worked out for several other clubs, including Seattle.

A one-time standout high school football player in California, Banks spent 62 months in prison after being being falsely accused of sexual assault. He was released in May 2012 and worked to resume his football career, both with the NFL and UFL.