In his weekly "Monday Morning Quarterback" column for SI.com, writer Peter King caught up with rookie free agent Brian Banks after his tryout with the Seattle Seahawks last week. Banks was wrongly convicted of raping a girl back in 2002 at the age of 16, and served over five years in prison before another five years of probation.
Regaining his freedom on May 24, Banks has begun working out with various NFL teams. Read about his reflections on this new opportunity after the jump.
In a phone interview with King, Banks talked about the excitement he is feeling getting his freedom back and now getting a chance at making an NFL team.
"I went from going to sleep with a GPS tracking device on my ankle one day, to flying around to NFL facilities just days later,'' he said. "It's a lot to take in. Amazing. Huge. HUGE. It's like winning the Super Bowl and going to Disney World -- times 10. That's what's happened to my life.''
Banks has not signed with a team yet, but he continues to receive tryouts with many different squads. This week, he will be working out with the San Francisco 49ers. It is a feel-good story that football fans should definitely keep an eye on during the doldrums of the early summer months of the NFL offseason.
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