Posted June 11, 2012 on
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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The Vikings confirmed their interest in 26-year-old linebacker Brian Banks, who was exonerated of allegations of rape and kidnapping after his accuser recanted her story recently, but only after Banks had served five years in prison.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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Vikings confirm interest Brian Banks
Brian Banks, the best story in the NFL right now, tried out for the Seahawks this week. Watch actual portions of the tryout, and then see Banks’ reaction when Pete Carroll offers him a spot to come to mini-camp with the team.
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