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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. The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers also have expressed interest in seeing what Banks can do. He reportedly has run a 40-yard dash in just under 4.7 seconds. “The biggest thing for me ever has been to obtain and secure my freedom. I've already won,” Banks told U-T San Diego. “Regardless of what happens, I'm already rich. I'm already here. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting at home, just being hopeful that I could secure my freedom. … These opportunities are something I'll cherish for the rest of my life.”
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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...
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.
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Brian Banks, a man who was convicted of rape and kidnapping at age 16, now finds himself a free man – and an NFL prospect.
The Seattle Seahawks were one of the first in line to offer Banks’ a tryout, after a Long Beach, Calif. judge overturned his 2002 conviction when his accuser, Wanette Gibson, recanted her statement and confirmed she had lied – a lie that had cost Banks...
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...
Running back Brian Banks, who had an audition with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday two weeks after he was exonerated from charges of rape and kidnapping, has been invited back for a second look, the Seattle Times reported. Seattle coach Pete Carroll had offered Banks a scholarship to USC almost 10 years ago, before he served a six-year jail sentence after pleading no contest to the...
After serving five years in prison for being wrongfully accused of rape, Brian Banks got a tryout with the Seattle Seahwaks. Banks was a standout high school football player and USC recruit before being convicted of sexual assault in 2003 at age 16.
“He was once in our sights, knowing he had potential to be a special football player,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. “Here’s...
Brian Banks has accepted the offer of Seattle coach Pete Carroll and will get a formal tryout with the Seahawks during 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.
Banks' agent, Bruce Tollner...
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Brian Banks' NFL dream is alive for one more week, if he chooses
to accept Pete Carroll's offer.