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Brian Banks gets 6 invites for NFL tryouts

Brian Banks is seen in this photo from Thursday, May 24, 2012.
May 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Long Beach man who was exonerated of rape and kidnapping charges last week has been offered six invitations to try out for NFL teams.

"This is what I have dreamed about my entire life," said Banks. "I am ready to show the NFL what I am capable of doing. I want as many opportunities with as many NFL teams who are willing to give me a shot."

Brian Banks was a star athlete at Long Beach Poly when a fellow classmate falsely accused him of raping her on campus ten years ago. He spent five years in prison and five years on probation. His name was finally cleared of rape and kidnapping charges in court last Thursday.

Up to this point, the accusations put his NFL dreams on hold. His first tryout is scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks June 7.

Meanwhile, Banks' accuser received $1.5 million after suing the school over lack of safety on campus. It remains unclear if she will have to pay the money back.


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