Exonerated Brian Banks accepts job in NFL front office Former Long Beach Poly linebacker Brian Banks spent five years behind bars and another five on house arrest after being wrongfully accused of rape. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images foxsports Aug 2, 2014 at 11:54p ET It took much longer than expected, but Brian Banks has made it to the National Football League. The exonerated former high school football player at famed Long Beach Poly High School has accepted a job in the NFL front office, he announced Saturday. According to the NFL, Banks will be a manager in the football operations department and on game days assist with the officiating department. And, oh, he’s moving to New York. Banks spent five years in prison and another five years on house arrest after being wrongfully accused of rape by a classmate. After he was able to get his accuser to admit she lied on tape, Banks was exonerated of all charges. His dreams of becoming an NFL ballplayer never dissipated and as word of his story spread, he was offered opportunities to tryout with various NFL teams, including the Chiefs and the Chargers. The Seahawks invited Banks in for minicamp, and he played for the Las Vegas Locomotives in the United Football League in 2012. I am honored to say Ive taken an amazing position w/ the front office of the @nfl !God is good! Im moving to #newyork pic.twitter.com/1yqc1tEBWK — Brian Banks (@BrianBanksFREE) August 1, 2014 My biggest thanks to you @nflcommish (Rodger Goodell) 4 believing! Big thanks 2 @TroyVincent23 ! This is huge. #unbroken #NFL #XON8 — Brian Banks (@BrianBanksFREE) August 1, 2014 Last season he was invited to training camp by the Atlanta Falcons and appeared in a preseason game against the Bengals. FOX Sports WestNFLrahshaun-haylock FOX Sports Go LIVE NOW FS West 9:00a ET Angels at Orioles REPLAY FEATURED FS West Today 9:55p ET Rangers at Angels FS West Today 11:00a ET Angels Live Postgame FS West Today 9:30p ET Angels Live Pregame UPCOMING FS West Today 11:00a ET In the Spotlight - Aly Raisman FS West Today 11:30a ET Angels Weekly FS West Today 11:30a ET Focused - Dale Earnhardt, Jr.