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Ex-UCLA Star Billy Knight Found Dead After Recording ‘Last Message On Earth’

  • Former UCLA player Billy Knight died Sunday following an apparent suicide
  • TMZ Sports has learned that the 39-year-old had been arrested for molestation in the weeks before his suicide
  • The sports trainer was arrested on June 14 and charged over sexual acts involving a nine-year-old girl 
  • In his goodbye video, Knight admitted to leading a life of ‘sin’ and apologized to his friends and family 

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com

Billy Knight, the former UCLA basketball player who committed suicide last weekend after posting a video saying he ‘didn’t belong here on Earth,’ was arrested for sexually abusing a child in the weeks before his death.

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.

He faced six felony charges including sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and molestation of a child.

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Billy Knight, the former UCLA basketball player who killed himself this weekend, was arrested just weeks ago for molestation, TMZ has revealed

Billy Knight, the former UCLA basketball player who killed himself this weekend, was arrested just weeks ago for molestation, TMZ has revealed

Knight is pictured above in the video he recorded just before his death, in which he admitted to living a life of 'sin'

Knight is pictured above in the video he recorded just before his death, in which he admitted to living a life of ‘sin’

The court documents say the victim was abused at her home, in her mother’s bed.

Knight faced more than 50 years in prison if he was convicted on all of the charges.

Instead, he decided to take his own life.

Knight was found dead in the early hours of July 8, not long after he posted a video online saying his ‘time is up’.

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Knight, #3 of the UCLA Bruins, is pictured dribbling the ball during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California in December 1999

Knight, #3 of the UCLA Bruins, is pictured dribbling the ball during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California in December 1999

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.

‘I wasn’t honest with a lot of people… even my mom, my brother and my family members. I isolated myself from my family members; I isolated myself from my friends. That’s not something you should do,’ he said.

‘I was a taker… and that’s why my life ended up where it is now. Life is not a game. You can’t play around with life. It’s serious.’

Knight was found by fire officials along a Phoenix roadway at approximately 2:45 am, local police confirmed in a statement.

The late Knight was apart of the UCLA team from 1998-2002, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. During his time with the Bruins, he assisted the team to the Sweet Sixteen four times.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

For confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch. See www.samaritans.org for details.

Source: DailyMail.com | CCTV News

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