The Kansas City Chiefs are one of several teams pursuing free agent LB Brian Banks, a former blue chip high school recruit who was recently released from jail after being falsely accused of rape almost a decade ago:
Rick Reilly has his incredible story, but the short version is that Banks was a USC commit who served more than five years in jail after agreeing to plea bargain a rape accusation from a high-school classmate. Now, after she contacted him and admitted to fabricating the whole story, he's trying for a second chance in football.
Banks, only 25 years old, is still in excellent physical shape. According to his trainer, he's 6'2 245 and runs a 4.6 40, the type of measurements which will make scouts take notice, regardless of his background.
If he is able to make an NFL roster, in Kansas City or anywhere else, he will undoubtedly be one of the feel-good stories of 2012.
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