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Brian Banks

I Reached Out To Jameis Winston

During Sexual Assault Case

3/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

03-14-14-banks-winston-tmz-sportsExonerated 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.

Winston seems to have been moved by Banks' story ... he recently posted one of Banks' speeches on his Twitter account.

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

Clytemnestra    

Apparently, the only traing you need to call yourself a life coach is having screwed up your own life.

183 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

This "life coach" bulls**t has to stop, go to a real psychologist or something

183 days ago
3.

Joe the plumber    

Oh yeah! I'd definitely go to these two geniuses for life advise! They look so literate and capable...

183 days ago
4.

Brian    

Two morons who belong in prison. Lock both of them up.

183 days ago
5.

static    

The meathead mutual admiration society grows.

182 days ago
6.

Me    

If there were ever two people who should be the poster children for not procreating....

182 days ago
7.

CLuv    

Jameis Winston is incredibly gifted with physical talent, but if you listen to him speak, he sounds like a total moron. He will equal the success of Vince Young!!!

182 days ago

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