Second Chance for a Basketball Player

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY
(WKBW)
Twenty-four year old Charles Tubbins was leaving basketball practice and heading to a team bowling event when his life forever changed.
Tubbins was arrested for a murder he didn't commit.

Tubbins doesn't say much about his false arrest, he'd rather focus on being back on the court back doing what he loves as a newly signed member of the Buffalo 716'ers.

All of the players see the team as an opportunity to make it to the NBA development league or even a shot at making it to a pro team overseas.

That was Tubbins dream when he made the team last year but on November 12, 2012 a Buffalo man was shot to death at the Getty Gas station on Ontario Street Tubbins was identified in a photo line up as the gun man it was case of mistaken identity.

Tubbins maintained his innocence and his no non-sense coach stood behind him.

Tubbins spent four months in jail and wondered if he'd ever be set free. He was eventually released after DNA evidence led police to the true killer.

And now, Tubbins is back on the court signed to a new one-year contract with the team.