The Brian Banks case has been reported on this blog a number of times. See posts here, here, and here. He was a sure-to-be NFL star when he was convicted of a rape he did not commit. He was eventually exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project, and has had his heart set on getting back into football ever since.
He has recently signed with the Atlanta Falcons, and now has a chance to resume his career.
Read the SportingNews story here.