Former UCLA guard Knight found dead at 39

12 Juillet, 2018, 07:17 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight was found on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday morning and pronounced dead shortly afterwards by the Phoenix Fire Department.

Court documents obtained by TMZ Sports show the 39-year-old was arrested in Phoenix on June 14 and charged for sexual acts involving a girl that was nine.

Knight played for the Bruins from 1997-2002, where he averaged 8.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Knight is the second former UCLA star to die tragically in recent days.

Along with being a former UCLA player, Knight was a basketball operations assistant for the Northern Arizona Suns of the Developmental G League in the 2016 - 2017 season.

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Knight posted a six-minute video hours before his death and titled it "I am Sorry Lord".

The athletic trainer opened up about having regrets and living what he described to be a "life of sin" that involved lying, cheating and stealing - even to the ones he loved most. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office determined Knight's death to be a suicide as the result of "multiple blunt force injuries". "And I stole", he said in the emotional video. I isolated myself from my friends. "Mental illness is serious".

'I was a taker. and that's why my life ended up where it is now.

"I isolated myself from my family, I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do", Knight said. I hear voices in my head constantly. You can't play around with life. Later in the video he says "I just feel like I don't belong here on Earth". Speaking to the Los Angeles Daily news, Escoto said that "Honeycutt had been going through some things." . Knight played professionally overseas including stints in France and Japan and worked as a basketball skills coach.

TMZ was the first to report the news.

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