Brian Banks, the newly exonerated linebacker who was once committed to USC but sentenced to prison for a rape he did not commit, is drawing interest all over the place. Not only have the Kansas City Chiefs been linked to him with potential interest, but others such as the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks have entered the picture. Now it appears that another team is interested from the AFC West:
Brian Banks, a LB prospect recently exonerated of rape, has no tryout scheduled yet with Chargers. But has been contact w/ team, per source.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) May 30, 2012
The reality is that many suitors will likely line up and Banks can take his time and enjoy this moment. He's definitely earned it, so there's no need to rush to judgment. The free agent signing period will continue through the summer as teams sign veterans and release them, shoring up rosters after injuries or signs of perceived weakness. Banks will provide a particularly compelling subplot for the team bringing him to training camp.