Ex-UCLA Basketball Player Billy Knight Dead at 39

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2018

TMZ Sports has learned.in the weeks before Knight apparently killed himself, the 39-year-old was arrested and charged with 6 felonies for sexual encounters involving a girl under the age of 15. "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done".

"I just feel like I don't belong here on Earth, so my time is up", Knight said during the video.

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. He said in the video that it was probably his "last message on earth". According to reports, the death didn't raise any suspicion of foul play and the cause of death will be later determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

'I wasn't honest with a lot of people. even my mom, my brother and my family members.

He talks about depression and apologizes to loved ones in the video.

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Mental illness is a bad disease and should be treated very seriously.

Knight played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002. He continues by saying, "If you are feeling like this, please get help". "Either I'll be in heaven or will be in hell or I'll be in limbo, I don't know, but I'll take that chance".

UCLA's basketball program issued a statement saying, "Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away".

Knight wasn't picked in the 2002 National Basketball Association draft and played professionally in France and Japan. "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time". He went undrafted and played in the NBA's developmental league and overseas before becoming a basketball trainer.

"Notice of Knight's death surfaced after fellow former UCLA player Lorenzo Mata tweeted "...

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