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Brian Banks is keeping NFL dream alive

Brian Banks weeps as his kidnap-rape conviction is dismissed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Long Beach, Calif. It has been 10 years since Banks, then 16, pleaded no contest to a charge brought after a childhood friend falsely accused him of attacking her on their high school campus, shattering his dreams of a pro career. (AP Photo/Long Beach Press-Telegram, Brittany Murray)

By//Souleo

Brian Banks isn’t focused on taking the state of California to the cleaners. The aspiring professional football player, who made national headlines after his 2002 rape conviction was recently overturned, remains undecided about filing a claim for compensation against the state. (If the 26-year-old files suit, he stands to gain at least $182,500, approximately $100 per day for his five years of incarceration.)

However, according to his lawyer, Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project, Banks is focused on pursuing his NFL dreams.

The Aug. 20, 2012 issue of JET magazine. On sale Aug. 13.

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