Found June 10, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Brian Banks, who spent five years in jail on rape charges before being exonerated, will attend the final two days of the Seattle Seahawks minicamp on Wednesday and Thursday, the Seattle Times reported, based on information provided by Banks' agent, Bruce Tollner. Banks, who was exonerated last month when the alleged victim recanted 10 years after he was convicted, auditioned for the Seahawks last Thursday and was invited back. Banks plans to try out for the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, then return to Seattle to participate in the final two days of the Seahawks' three-day minicamp, Tollner told the Times. The Seahawks will have the option of offering the 26-year-old Banks a contract, depending on how he performs in the camp. Banks had been offered a scholarship by USC, but the rape conviction when he was in high school forced his incarceration. He then played one season of football at Long Beach City College after his release in 2007, but he was forced to wear a t...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pete Carroll says Tarvaris Jackson ahead of Matt Flynn for Seahawks starting quarterback job

So far, Matt Flynn has been the talk of Seahawks’ practices, but Pete Carroll today said that it was incumbent Tarvaris Jackson, not big free agent acquisition Matt Flynn, who has “his nose” in front in the starting quarterback competition. Russell Wilson has also been the talk of Seahawks’ practices, leading to some speculation that Jackson could actually be cut, with Wilson...

Doug Baldwin sees little difference in Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks

The Seattle Seahawks have been looking for a solid starting quarterback since head coach Pete Carroll arrived. This offseason, Seattle signed free agent Matt Flynn with the hopes that he becomes the clear cut starting quarterback, getting the Seahawks to the next level. One current Seattle player however doesn’t see much difference between Matt Flynn and last season’s starter...

Banks gets his tryout with Seahawks

The tryout candidate wearing No. 43 in white got yelled at when he screwed up, praised when he did something correct and treated just like the rest of the 80 or so Seattle Seahawks players on the field Wednesday. Being exactly like the peers around him never felt so rewarding to Brian Banks. ''It was more overwhelming than I thought,'' Banks said. ''I had...

Doug Baldwin says not much distance between Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson

Getty Images According to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin stated that the distance between Tavaris Jackson and Matt Flynn isn’t as clear-cut as people might believe, as both quarterback compete for the starting job. There was a recent report that Flynn was looking like the best quarterback so far during OTA’s, but that might not be...

Report: Vikings to give Banks a tryout

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly one of several teams giving exonerated football player Brian Banks a chance at NFL glory and Banks could be at the team's Winter Park facilities this week. Banks, who was wrongfully accused of rape and imprisoned for five years, tried out for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers last week. Banks' attorney Justin...

Banks easy to cheer for after hardships

Brian Banks’ last 10 years have been spent paying for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he is starting to get some interest from NFL teams, including the Vikings.

Banks to get tryout with Chiefs

Linebacker Brian Banks is getting a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Seattle Seahawks for their upcoming minicamp. The 26-year-old Banks was a one-time high school star at Long Beach Poly who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused. Banks served more than five years in prison before his conviction was overturned. Chiefs...

Schedule Seven Points: Week 3 vs. Seahawks

We take a look at what's going on with the Packers' Week 3 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. Leading off are two items on Matt Flynn, the former Packers backup who figures to be Seattle's starting quarterback. Plus, do you remember Breno Giacomini?

Brian Banks tries out for Seattle and San Diego

Brian Banks, who was wrongly imprisoned for rape five years ago is getting a shot at the NFL.  He has now worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers and could have an opportunity with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs.   The Chargers worked Banks out on Friday where coach Norv Turner said he showed "outstanding athleticism...

Chiefs to give Banks a tryout

Brian Banks, a former high-school standout who spent five years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, will try out for the Kansas City Chiefs next week in his quest to land a job in the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker worked out for the San Diego Chargers on Friday and has an invitation to join the Seattle Seahawks during their minicamp next week, U-T San Diego reported...

Vikes confirm interest in Brian Banks

Vikings confirm interest Brian Banks

The five most important Seattle Seahawks

This is a very important, even pivotal, season for the Seattle Seahawks. Following two 7-9 years under Pete Carroll, if the Seahawks don’t show improvement this year, Carroll could find himself on the hot seat or even out the door. If the Seahawks find themselves without a head coach, the uncertainty will almost certainly result in a regression. In order for the Seahawks to show...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.