The former high-school football star and USC recruit who was jailed based on false testimony wants a shot at the NFL. Brian Banks also seeks compensation for his wrongful imprisonment.
According to the Associated Press, Banks will seek $100 per day for every day of his five-year imprisonment from the state of California. It’s a sum less than $200,000 — a far cry from fair compensation for five years behind bars.
Per the report, Banks won’t sue his accuser, Wanetta Gibson. She recanted her claim of kidnapping and rape, allowing Banks to be fully cleared of all wrongdoing. Prosecutors have no immediate plans to pursue criminal charges against Gibson, but the door hasn’t been closed.