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. His cause of death will ultimately be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner. Later in the video he says "I just feel like I don't belong here on Earth".
The former basketball star's body was found along a roadway in downtown Phoenix at around 2.45am Wednesday, according to reports.
Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday morning on a Phoenix road, police in Arizona confirmed (via the Los Angeles Daily News). The Phoenix do not suspect any foul play in Billy's death. I lied, I cheated and I stole from many people. He said in the video that it was probably his "last message on earth". I isolated myself from my family members.
At the end of the video, Knight spoke dearly of his brother, Eric, whom he seemed to express remorse for treating badly. He follows by admitting to a life of sin, discussing mental illness, and apologizing to his family and friends.
Fellow Bruins basketball alum Tyler Honeycutt died over the weekend.
Knight cited his religion, saying "I am sorry, Lord", and acknowledged that he could end up in heaven, hell or somewhere in between.
Knight was a fantastic player for the Bruins between 1997 and 2002, but unfortunately is yet another UCLA alum gone too soon. Unfortunately, Knight couldn't get the help he needed in time, and UCLA fans have to say goodbye to another athlete far too early. He later played professionally in France and Japan. He went undrafted and played in the NBA's developmental league and overseas before becoming a basketball trainer.
On Instagram, former Phoenix Suns head coach and UCLA teammate Earl Watson posted a short video clip of him and Knight laughing in a vehicle.