Exonerated LB Banks getting tryout with Chiefs

By: Courtesy: Associated Press
By: Courtesy: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Linebacker Brian Banks is getting a
tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Seattle
Seahawks for their upcoming minicamp.

The 26-year-old Banks was a one-time high school star at Long
Beach Poly who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in
which he was falsely accused. Banks served more than five years in
prison before his conviction was overturned.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday that Banks was in town
for a tryout, which was scheduled to take place following the first
practice of their mandatory minicamp.

Banks has been most closely linked to Seattle, where a private
workout went so well that coach Pete Carroll invited Banks back for
their minicamp. He's expected to return to the Pacific Northwest in
time for the Seahawks' practice Wednesday.


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