Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/3/13
It’s been a long time coming, but Brian Banks is finally receiving his shot at the NFL. The former USC linebacker recruit signed with the Falcons on Wednesday, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com. Banks was falsely accused of rape while still in high school and served five years in prison after accepting a plea deal after his lawyer convinced him to. After Banks was released from prison, his accuser recanted her claim that Banks raped and kidnapped her. Banks was exonerated on all charges. Banks received tryouts with the Seahawks, Chargers and Chiefs last season. He joined the UFL with the Las Vegas Locomotives before the league shut down four games into the season. You can watch the 60 Minutes piece on Banks below if you can make it through the out-of-focus, terrible quality of the video. Photo via Facebook/The Brian Banks Story
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