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When a top ten NFL draft pick is threatened with the possibility of returning to prison for a crime he didn’t commit he will take any means necessary to keep his freedom, clear his name and achieve his dream of playing pro football.

Michael Thomas, a top ten NFL prospect must take matters into his own hands to prove his innocence. Highly recruited coming out of high school he was literally scared straight as a result of being falsely accused of a sexual assault charge. Chasing his lifelong dream, Michael excels in school and on the field becoming a national phenomenon. With the NFL draft just months away he again finds himself in the crosshairs of a biased legal system. Unable to trust the system that failed him in the past Michael is unwilling to risk his freedom and jeopardize his dream. How can Michael seek justice and retribution against the person responsible for his current dilemma?

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Writer Biography

Born in Augusta GA, James Barber has spent the majority of his life developing entertaining stories that have been shared with family and friends for personal entertainment. James used his talent for inspiring, persuasion, writing, and storytelling to start and grow a successful IT company. He has now decided to pursue his dream of creating screenplays to entertain children with animated stories that deliver subtle messages to his audience.
He has managed Top Secret projects as a part of his IT career, as well as served as a research scientist at NASA studying the atmosphere. These careers have inspired him to create dramatic science fiction stories full of advanced technology, conspiracies and unexpected twists.

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Writer Statement

My goal is to inspire children, captivate adults and make audiences wonder about the plausibility of possibility.