Former Cleveland Browns LB Chip Banks is improving every day
Chip Banks, a former four-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, is in serious condition following a shooting last Wednesday. According to Atlanta police, one of the three men, Charles Pharms Jr., was declared dead at the scene.
Both Banks and the third man, Bennie C. Harris, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Rooker stated that the investigation is ongoing, and no suspects are arrested at this time.
Banks time in Cleveland
Banks was the third overall pick in the 1982 NFL draft out of USC. Banks tallied 5.5 sacks in his rookie season and is the only Brown to win the NFL’s Rookie of the Year Award (either offense or defense). In 1983, Banks was named a first-team All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl four of his five seasons in Cleveland. Banks was a key member of the Browns 1986 team that went 12-4 and made a run all the way to the AFC championship.
Banks would be traded to the Chargers after the ’86 season. He spent just one season with the Chargers then moved on to the Colts for four years before retiring in 1992. He finished his career with 46 sacks, 27.5 with the Browns, which is still eighth all-time in franchise history.
Banks “improving every day.”
Brennan Banks sent out a tweet on behalf of the Banks family thanking everyone for their prayers.
There is no doubt that all of the dawgpound is also behind him wishing for a full recovery.
On behalf of all of us here at Dawgpound Daily, we send out thoughts and prayers to the Banks family and for a speedy recovery for No. 56.