Chip Banks Arrested Again in Atlanta

Associated Press

Chip Banks, San Diego Chargers linebacker, was jailed in Atlanta Wednesday night on charges of holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her.

Banks, 29, of Augusta, Ga., was arrested by Atlanta police on charges of false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy, possession of cocaine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a city detention center spokeswoman said.

Banks, who did not play football in 1988 because of a contract dispute with the Chargers, had a court appearance scheduled for today, she said.


Banks had been free on bond while awaiting trial on a previous arrest. He was stopped during a routine road block Oct. 14 and was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and driving without a license, Atlanta police Sgt. G.E. Smith said.