Brian Banks is a former NFL linebacker whose career was derailed by a wrongful conviction for rape. After he spent five years in prison, the woman who accused him admitted she had lied.
Now, Banks is coming to Virginia to help the Innocence Project – an organization that helps inmates prove they are not criminals.
No one knows how many people are wrongly convicted each year in Virginia, but Matthew Engle gets many requests for help from people who insist they are innocent.
“It’s not unusual for us to get 20-25 new requests for help a week.”