Brian Banks after years of False Imprisonment Gets 2nd Chance at NFL
I would like to say that this is a beautiful story, but nothing is beautiful about a man who was incarcerated 8-10 years of his life wrongfully. Brian Banks was falsely accusesd of rape at the age of 16 and was incarcerated. He was a stand out football player and was being heavily sought after by several division one schools. He was taken away from all that because of the false accusations of a young woman who claimed he raped her. With no evidence other than words the court of law with there incorrect judgment took years away from this young mans life. He was released thanks to the same young lady revamping her statement admitting to the lie she had told, but nothing can bring this mans time back. He was released and he immediately went after the love and dreams of his life which is a career in the national football league.
Brian Banks has worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and now has a chance to play in the UFL league and he proves him self he will also have a chance to play in the top professional which is the NFL. Read more below
A man who was exonerated after spending five years in prison for a rape he did not commit has another chance to pursue his dream of playing professional football.
Brian Banks, a highly recruited standout football player at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, will play for the Las Vegas Locos of the United Football League this season. Since his release from prison, Banks has tried out for NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and former USC coach Pete Carroll.
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“Congrats to Brian Banks!,” Carroll tweeted Wednesday. “Signed by the UFL’s Las Vegas club… we’re fired up for him!”
When Carroll was head coach at USC, the program was one of several college powerhouses that recruited Banks, who is now 26.
The linebacker was 16 when a girl he had known since childhood accused him of rape. Banks was arrested and, on advice of counsel, pleaded no contest to rape and an enhancement of kidnapping in order to avoid a possible life sentence if tried by a jury.