Brian Banks Hopes to Play on the NFL Gridiron Someday

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It started with a kiss, which later became a rape charge. That is the sad part of the Brian Banks story. He’s a one-time high school football standout who went to prison on false accusations. He spent five years there before the accuser changed her story. Now Banks hopes to play in the NFL someday.

This was not how things should have gone. Banks was set to play for USC. But he lost his scholarship and had his reputation damaged. He maintained his sanity while waiting for the nightmare to end. Banks can now reinvent his game and refresh his name because he knows what he wants to achieve.

He’s always dreamed of playing in the NFL. There’re at least four teams that have some interest. The Seattle Seahawks have already invited him to tryouts. So Banks has been getting in shape and losing some weight. He shows how reinventing your game is about building on your skills and talent.

Pete Carroll, the Seahawks Head Coach today would have been Banks’ USC coach back-in-the-day. Carrroll says “making the team is a long shot but he’s willing to give him a chance.” It’s as if Carroll knows that reinventing your game and refreshing your name is about going after what you deserve.

Banks is moving past his jail time career derailment. For some people the hurdle to overcome is of a layoff. Banks’ determination is a powerful example for living your dreams. You can make it through anything by knowing what you want, working what you have and going after what you deserve.

(Part 7) Reinvent Your Game, Refresh Your Name: (New-School Flava)
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First it started with a kiss. Then came a rape charge diss. That’s what makes the Brian Banks story sad. Somehow he’s gotten over being mad. As a one-time all-star football jock. He was college scholarship stock. Spent five years in prison before being set free. Now hoping to play in the NFL for a fat fee.

This was not supposed to be. Banks was set to play for USC. Lost his scholarship due to false accusation. It was enough to damage his reputation. But he held on to his sanity. This nightmare could have been a calamity. Banks can now again believe. Reinventing his game by what he wants to achieve.

He’s always dreamed about the NFL gridiron. At least four teams interested like the Lions. The Seahawks looked him over in tryouts. As he’s getting in shape losing weight in workouts. Banks is showing guts and inner will. Reinventing himself by building on talents and game skill.

Pete Carroll, the Seahawks Head Coach today. Would have been Banks’ USC coach back-in-the-day. Says “making the team is a long shot.” But he’s willing to see Banks’ career be hot. Maybe Carroll’s thinking about him as a reserve? Well, reinventing yourself is about going after what you deserve.

Banks moving on from this derailment. Looking past jail time to higher attainment. For some the hurdle is of a layoff. In trying to find their new blast-off. Banks gives us a powerful reason. Of how living your dreams has its season. You can still make it if you try. Going after what you deserve will make you fly.

Tip: Reinventing your game means knowing what you want, working what you have and going after what you deserve.

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