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How Football Star Brian Banks Overcame Being Falsely Accused of a Crime

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American football star Brian Banks made headlines back in 2002 for wrongfully being accused of a crime. And now, 17 years later, he's making headlines again, as a movie highlighting his life, appropriately called Brian Banks, is set to hit theaters. 

But as the film approaches the cinema, fans have more and more questions about the athlete. For example: What crime was Brian Banks accused of? Scroll down to find out!

What crime was Brian Banks accused of?

In 2002, Brian Banks, a 16-year-old standout high school football star in in Long Beach, Calif., was falsely accused (and later convicted) of rape and subsequently expelled from school.