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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Don Banks, a longtime NFL writer who worked at Sports Illustrated for 16 years, has died after covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio. He was 57. Paramedics on Sunday were called to his hotel, where ...

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:24 AM   #1
 
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NFL writer Don Banks dies at 57 after covering hall ceremony

Don Banks, a longtime NFL writer who worked at Sports Illustrated for 16 years, has died after covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio. He was 57.

Paramedics on Sunday were called to his hotel, where he was pronounced dead. No cause was given.


Banks covered pro football for more than three decades. He recently was hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to oversee league coverage. The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas next year. His first story for the newspaper was published Sunday, hours before his death.

"Banks was an NFL lifer," his former boss at Sports Illustrated, Peter King, wrote in tribute. "At SI, his 'Snap Judgments' column on Sunday evenings became appointment reading for NFL fans."

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I published many of his stories here on BnG.

RIP.

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Smash, this is hitting home on so many levels. Don Banks was one of the very few writers I actually respected at SI...

May his family and circle of friends find comfort in their lives; he left an absolute treasure of a writing legacy...
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Only 57 ... gone too soon.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:33 PM   #4
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Re: NFL writer Don Banks dies at 57 after covering hall ceremony

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Smash, this is hitting home on so many levels. Don Banks was one of the very few writers I actually respected at SI...

May his family and circle of friends find comfort in their lives; he left an absolute treasure of a writing legacy...
Agree, this one hurts too. He and Paul Zimmerman were great at SI for years.
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