Brian Banks wants shot at NFL

Updated: May 26, 2012, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Now that Brian Banks has been exonerated of a rape conviction that put him in prison for five years, the one-time prep football star has a message for NFL coaches: Give him a chance.

After Thursday's emotional court hearing during which Banks broke down in tears, the 26-year-old said he wants to pursue his interrupted dream of playing professional football.

Appearing Friday on NBC's "Today" show, Banks said he just wants a chance from an NFL team.

"I think ...

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