Redskins Wide Receiver Injured

**Latest Update** 2/14/2011

Latest statement from Brandon Banks' agent, James Gould, reveals Banks is still in the hospital. Leaving all to wonder about the severity of Banks' injuries.

“In response to the well wishes, many calls and concerns for Brandon Banks, he still remains in a local hospital for precautionary reasons and is expected to be released within 24 hours. He would like to thank everyone again for their concerns.”



“Early this morning, Brandon Banks was injured outside of a nightclub in Washington DC while coming to the aid of a life-long friend, who was attacked by an assailant who was wielding a knife. His friend was critically wounded and was taken to a local hospital where surgery was performed. Brandon was injured by the assailant with a surface knife wound on his side which will require stitches. He is recovering in a local hospital and is expected to be released within 24hours.

Brandon was not involved in any wrongdoing and was not implicated in any way.

Brandon’s immediate concern is for his life-long friend who is like a brother to him. He would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for him and his life-long friend”

[End statement]

What we STILL do not know is why was Brandon's "life-long friend" being attacked in the first place?

[Earlier posting on this topic.]

ESPN is reporting that Redskin's rookie punt returner Brandon Banks was stabbed outside of The Park night club earlier this morning.

Another man is in critical condition.


Banks shown here reading to kids at Redskins Park with teammate Lorenzo Alexander.

Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks is one of two men who were injured in a stabbing outside a D.C. nightclub.

Banks suffered only superficial wounds, a source told The Washington Post.

A Redskins spokesman confirmed that Banks was injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 3 a.m. ET Saturday. He was admitted to a hospital in stable condition.

Banks was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon, a source told The Post.

D.C. police said a man pulled a knife after a verbal argument and stabbed two men. Police did not release the names of the victims but say the other victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The suspect -- identified as 24-year-old Jason Shorter of Lanham, Md. -- was taken into custody. He's been charged with assault with intent to kill.

Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie says the team is aware of the incident and is gathering all of the facts.

It happened on the street outside The Park at 14th, an upscale nightclub.

Banks, a rookie out of Kansas State, played in 13 games for the Redskins and amassed 1,155 yards and a touchdown as a kick returner.


Banks, whom we contacted just days ago about starting another Face Book page due to his popularity (he reached his maximum 'Friend Request'), has since removed his former page from the Face Book network.

He is close friends with Wizards' standout John Wall.

We contacted representatives from The Park, and are awaiting a response. No info about the incident is found on the club's Face Book, or web site.