Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/14/15
    Brian Banks is all too familiar with getting falsely accused on a sexual assault and serving time for it, so its only fair he reached out to Jameis Winston and offered words of encouragement. TMZ: Exonerated football star Brian Banks tells TMZ Sports he’s now focused on becoming a life coach — and last year contacted Jameis Winston to offer advice and encouragement when the FSU star was at the center of a sexual assault investigation.  Banks — who spent 5 years behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit — wouldn’t tell us what he and Winston talked about … saying they made a pact to never discuss it.  He also says privacy is the number one rule of life coach training.   Banks himself was a standout high school football player when he was accused of rape by a classmate. He was convicted and went to prison … but his accuser later admitted she had lied and the conviction was overturned.  After his release from prison, Brian had a brief fling last year with the Atlanta Falcons … but he says he’s done with football for now.  He wants to concentrate on life coaching and other projects — including an upcoming movie about his life. Im sure Winston and Banks had a lot to discuss and not just about the sexual assault case but also being able to keep a level head when the world seems to be against you. Banks has a lot to offer as a life coach to young athletes entering any professional sport, being able to spot who’s for you and against you is detrimental in professional sports.
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