Former UCLA basketball standout Billy Knight was found dead on a road near Phoenix this week.
He was just 39 years old.
News of Knight’s death comes just weeks after he was charged with six felonies in connection with his alleged sexual assault of a child.
TMZ reported this week that the girl who accused Knight was just 9 years old.
Knight’s cause of death has yet to be determined by a medical examiner.
However, Phoenix police have noted that there were no signs of foul play, which in this case, would seem to indicate that Knight took his own life.
According to initial reports, Knight was found unresponsive just before 3 am on Sunday.
Billy Knight Suicide Video
He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Just days before his death, Knight — who played for UCLA from 1998 to 2002 — posted a YoiuTube video called “I am Sorry Lord.”
“This is probably my last message on Earth,” Knight said in the video.
“I just want to say that I lived a life of sin. I lied. I cheated, and I stole from many people. I was a taker. That’s why my life ended up where it is now.
“Life is not a game,” Knight said.
“You can’t play around …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip