The Exoneration of Brian Banks...Has Brian Banks' dream of an NFL career been delayed or even destroyed by a false charge of rape and five years in prison?
A little more than a decade ago, Brian Banks was a star linebacker at Poly Tech High School in Long Beach, California, a well-known football powerhouse that's sent dozens of players to the National Football League. He was being recruited by the best college teams in the nation, dreaming of an NFL career of his own. But then, in the course of a single afternoon, his life changed forever and eventually the 17-year-old landed in Chino State Penitentiary for raping and kidnapping a female classmate. However, even though he plead no contest, we now know that Brian was innocent.