Former UCLA player found dead on roadway

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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.

Knight, 39, was a guard/forward at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior.

Knight's body was found just one day after 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police on Friday.

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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In an emotional video titled "I am Sorry Lord", Knight detailed the distress he felt before his death. At this time it's unclear his cause of death, but it will soon be determined by the medical examiner in Arizona's Maricopa County, according to ESPN. "However, the victim's mother told cops Knight violated the terms of his release by contacting her several times and even appearing at her home", TMZ also reported. "I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do", the former basketball player said in his recorded YouTube video. I lied, I cheated, and I stole. I hear voices in my head constantly and I don't know where they come from. I was a taker.

"I isolated myself from my family, I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do", Knight said. You can't play around with life. "I just ask God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done". Speaking to the Los Angeles Daily news, Escoto said that "Honeycutt had been going through some things." . Knight went undrafted by the NBA in 2002 and played basketball in Europe and Japan.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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