California Innocence Project director Justin Brooks blogged about this case previously here.
Today, Brian Banks, former football star and USC Trojan recruit, was exonerated….The “victim” recanted and admitted she lied at trial (the sex was actually consensual). She did not come forward earlier because she didn’t want to “give the money back”–meaning the settlement that she obtained from the school where the rape allegedly occurred. News coverage here, here, and here….
CNN video about his dreams of playing in the NFL here…
CONGRATS TO BRIAN AND JUSTIN!!!!!