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Seahawks invite Brian Banks for tryout

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed Wednesday that they will hold a tryout for former high school football star Brian Banks, who was exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did not speak following the Seahawks’ offseason workout , but the team confirmed that Banks (pictured at right) will work out for the team on June 7. The 26-year-old Banks pleaded no contest 10 years ago on the advice of his lawyer after a childhood friend falsely accused him of attacking her on their high school campus. Last Thursday, a judge threw out the conviction that sent Banks to prison for more than five years. ESPN.com reported that the Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins have inquired about Banks.


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