After Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. put exonerated high school star line backer Brian Banks through his paces during a morning workout here at the team’s facility, head coach Pete Carroll said he’s seen enough, offering Banks an invitation to tryout for the team’s 90-man roster during the Seahawks’ minicamp next week.
“I was really proud to be able to say that to him,” Carroll said. “And the light in his eye, and the emotion that was running through him throughout the day, and at that moment, was amazing.
“This is a great illustration for us of why people deserve a second chance.”
Banks said he’ll speak to his agent, Bruce Tollner, before making a decision. According to an ESPN report, Banks currently has other tryouts lined up with Washington, Miami and Kansas City.