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Brian Banks Could Get Tryout With Vikings After Getting Rape Conviction Overturned

According to Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, there is a high probability that the organization will have Brian Banks, whose 2002 rape conviction was recently overturned, in for a workout this week with the team.

Frazier told the Pioneer Press at the Vikings' organized activities on Tuesday that there had already been discussions about giving the 26-year-old Banks a shot. "I know in talking to Rick Spielman and the scouting staff, that's something we've talked about and there's a good chance that he may be coming in," Frazier said.

A former high school star at California's Long Beach Poly, Banks served more than five years in a state prison for a rape in which he was falsely accused. While it is heavily assumed that Banks will reunite with Seattle's Pete Carroll, the man who originally recruited him to come to Southern Cal, the resurrected linebacker has been making the rounds across the country at a number of NFL minicamps, and would certainly look good in a purple and white uniform.

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