D-backs' Hall believes in second chances
The Arizona Diamondbacks hope they might be a part of his fresh start.
Team President and CEO Derrick Hall wants to talk with Banks, who was released from prison last week after his accuser recanted her story, about a potential job with the organization.
"I know he still has dreams and goals of playing in the NFL but if that doesn't work out we would like to help him start a career in sports and see if there is a good fit for him within our organization," Hall told 92.3 KTAR.
"I about fell out of my seat when I read (the Diamondbacks' offer)," Banks told ESPN writer Rick Reilly. Hall said he was moved by an interview featuring Banks last week. Formerly with the Dodgers' front office, Hall remembers when Banks was sentenced in the high-profile case 10 years ago.
What kind of job does Hall have in mind?
"It's too soon to tell, but just watching him I thought he's very bright and articulate," Hall said. "I just think he deserves a second chance."
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