Brian Banks, the former USC recruit who was recently exonerated after serving five years of a rape conviction, has a workout scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks, and has been contacted by at least three other different NFL teams, according to ESPN.
The workout with Seattle is scheduled for June 7th. It makes some sense that Pete Carroll’s team would get in on giving Banks an opportunity, since Banks was committed to USC back in 2001. Kansas City, Washington, and Miami (recently announced as the Hard Knocks subject) have also expressed interest. Banks, a former top linebacking recruit, is now 26. He could also pursue a football scholarship to play in college, though he would likely prefer to get an opportunity in the NFL directly. We’ll be rooting for him to get his opportunity. At a position like linebacker, if he has the skill and athleticism still and can work to make up the training gap, he can still succeed, and has saved some hits on his body.
[photo via Case Western Law School/AP]