Don Banks, A Longtime NFL Reporter Dies At 56 After Attending Pro-Football Hall of Fame Ceremonies

News by Joey Jordan Published on 05 Aug,2019

NFL Reporter Don Banks Died At 56 Following An Appearance In Hall of Fame Ceremonies in Canton, Ohio

  • A longtime NFL reporter Don Banks had died.
  • He was 56 years old.
  • The cause of his death is yet to be revealed.
  • He had served as the NFL writer for Sports Illustrated before moving to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Longtime NFL reporter Don Banks, who had served as the writer Sports Illustrated has died. Banks died on Sunday, 4th August at the age of 56.

According to the reports Banks died in his sleep after attending the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio on Saturday evening. In the meantime, Banks was recently hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to cover the NFL.

CAPTION: Longtime NFL journalist Don Banks died at 56 SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sports Illustrated's editor in chief Chris Stone released a statement praising Banks' work for the team after the death news was announced. He said,

Don was a brilliant reporter who never succumbed to cynicism or short cuts. He was a journalist's journalist, fierce in his pursuit of the story, but respectful of those he covered and those against whom he competed.

He continued,

He was generous with his knowledge, contacts and time to colleagues and competitors alike. There aren't many like Brasco. Our heartfelt thoughts go to Alissa and his two sons, Matt and Micah.

He worked for SI for over 16 years before joining the Review-Journal recently. His first piece for the Journal was published Sunday. In his first article, he wrote about what the Browns learned on the HBO series, Hard Knocks. He took to Twitter sharing what he wrote in his first piece for Journal.

The late NFL journalist Banks is survived by his wife Alissa and two sons with her.