• Obama giving Banks, Dean Smith medals

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Aug 9, 2013
    “Do I have to make it?” Banks said. "It was good to get some reps in," said Banks. In his preseason debut, Banks played in 12 snaps, all on defense, and was officially credited with one tackle in the fourth quarter. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on parole after being wrongly accused and convicted of raping a female classmate at Poly Tech High School in Long Beach, California. It is an award reserved only for individuals "who have made especially meritorious contributions to the secu...
    Source: ESPN.com
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    • Banks to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

      Ernie Banks will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with legendary basketball coach Dean Smith, according to multiple reports. President Barack Obama is expected to make the announcement regarding the two Hall of Famers on Thursday…
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