Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/30/12

Brian Banks might still just get his chance to play for Pete Carroll.

According to an ESPN report, Banks was invited to work out for the Seahawks on June 7. Carroll recruited Banks, a highly ranked high school player in California who intended to play for Southern Cal before pleaded no contest to a rape charge. Banks spent more than five years in prison; he was accused of rape in 2002 after he'd been offered a scholarship to USC.

Recently the high school acquaintance who brought the original charges confessed the sexual encounter was consensual, reaching out to Banks and admitting she felt overwhelmed by guilt.

"I'll make 'em happy," said Banks of what to expect at his first NFL workout. "After all I've been through these last 10 years, I can still do some things that will impress you."

Banks has been offered a job by the Arizona Diamondbacks but said he's in the best shape of his life. The Chiefs, Redskins and Dolphins are reportedly also interested in taking a look at Banks.

The 6-4, 240-pound linebacker said he anticipates running the 40 in the 4.6 to 4.7 range.

"I feel confident that any team that gave me an opportunity would see I can play football," Banks said. "But this (overtuned case) had to come first. There is no football without freedom."

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