The dream of playing in this year’s regular season of the NFL ended Friday for Brian Banks, a standout football player from Long Beach Polytechnic, who spent five years in prison before his rape conviction was overturned.
“This experience has shown me a piece of life that was once taken, and where things (football wise) would have been if it wasn’t for the 10 years of life loss,” he wrote.
That loss of life started in 2002 when a classmate accused Banks of rape. Banks at the time was a standout athlete attracting attention from some of the nation’s top programs.
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