Wrongly-convicted football player gets NFL try-out

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Posted on June 8, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 8 at 11:49 AM

RENTON, Washington (AP) -- Brian Banks' NFL dream remains alive -- even after it was nearly killed by a rape charge. Banks has been given a tryout by the Seattle Seahawks. And he has been asked back for the team's minicamp next week.

The tryout comes exactly two weeks after a California court threw out Banks' conviction in a rape case in which he was falsely accused. When he was 17, a teenage girl Banks had known since childhood claimed he had raped her. The woman later recanted her claim and offered to help Banks clear his name after he was out of jail.

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