April 30, 1985 |
If the Buffalo Bills don't find linebacker Chip Banks before the start of today's National Football League draft, the Cleveland Browns could get Banks back but lose their first-round pick to the Bills. Banks was traded to the Bills last Friday to get the anticipated supplemental draft rights to University of Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar.
June 8, 1994 |
Former NFL and USC linebacker Chip Banks was arrested after his car collided with another in north Atlanta, killing a 50-year-old woman, police said. Banks, 35, was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, giving false information to officers, driving without a license and crossing the median, police said. Mattie Lee Chaney of Atlanta was dead at the scene Monday after Banks' car hit hers head on, police said. Banks was treated at a hospital for facial injuries and was released.
October 29, 1989 |
Chip Banks has won his battle to get back in the National Football League. Now the Indianapolis Colts linebacker is trying to win his private war to stay in the league. Five days after he joined the Colts, Banks played in his first NFL game in nearly 22 months. The former All-Pro started and was on the field for 49 of 64 defensive plays and made a significant contribution to the 23-12 upset of defending AFC champion Cincinnati last Sunday.
June 14, 1989 |
Former USC and All-Pro linebacker Chip Banks has been arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine and marijuana. Banks, 28, of Atlanta, was arrested Tuesday at a housing project known for drug transactions, police Sgt. P. L. Mitchell said. Banks dropped a brown bag containing one dose of crack and a bag of marijuana on the ground when police approached, officers said. He is serving a five-year probation for a March conviction of cocaine and marijuana possession, stemming from an October arrest.
July 19, 1987 |
For Chip Banks, happiness always has been just a holdout away. So when Banks says he's reporting to training camp three days early , you had better call your friends in Cleveland and say: "Did you hear the crazy news?"
January 7, 1987 |
Lives of the rich and famous, Trojan-style: As a USC freshman, William (Chip) Banks roomed with a former prep quarterback from San Diego named Marcus Allen. Both went on to stardom and fortune, though in separate locales. "Do you have a home in the Palisades like he does?" Banks' teammate, Clay Matthews, another ex-Trojan, is asking him. "Do you have a Ferrari and girls like he does?" Banks thinks it over. "Nah," he says. "I'm in the wrong town."