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Brian Banks to play for Locomotives

Updated: September 19, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Brian Banks, a one-time high school football star who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused, is finally getting a chance to play professional football.

The 26-year-old Banks, a linebacker, is signing with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League, a move the team confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

Banks served more than five years in prison following a conviction a decade ago on rape and kidnapping ...

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