Friday, June 8, 2012

And shine he did

(CBS News) Brian Banks, the pro football hopeful who spent more than five years in prison for a rape that never happened, tried out for the Seattle Seahawks Thursday.

His first tryout for a National Football League team went so well, he's been asked to come back for more.

Randy Paige, of CBS Los Angeles station KCBS-TV, broke the story that led to Banks being exonerated.

He asked Banks what it was like to finally show what he could do.

"When I walked out on that field, I thought, 'It's now or never. Let's just shine," Banks told Paige.

And shine he did.

Ten years after his hopes of a career in football were cut short by the false rape accusation, Banks got the chance to show Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll that he still had the right stuff to be considered for the NFL.

Banks has been invited to return to Seattle next week, to take part in the team's mini-camp training session.