A new report reveals that former UCLA Bruins standout Billy Knight, whose body was found near a construction site in Phoenix early Sunday morning, was set to appear in court soon to face sexual abuse and molestation charges.
According to TMZ Sports, Knight, 39, was arrested last month in relation to charges filed against him alleging that he engaged in sexual activity with a minor.
Days before his death, which is believed to have been a suicide, Knight posted a video on YouTube, calling it his “last message on Earth.” He admitted that he “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,” he said.
“I try to do the best I can but I got caught up in sin. You can’t live a life of sin so whatever you do continue to read the Bible. Continue to read your religion, the Quran, your Buddha, … Mormon, just continue to stay faithful to your God. I grew up with Jesus Christ. He’s my Lord and Savior and I veered off. I just used people to get what I want and that’s not how you’re supposed to live.”
Knight said he decided to post the video in order to help people who may be struggling the way he has — including with mental illness.
“Mental illness is serious. I hear voices in my head constantly. I don’t know where they come from,” he said. “I just ask God for forgiveness for all the wrong I’ve done. When I was younger I was really religious, spiritual and I obeyed the laws of the universe, of the Earth, the Ten Commandments. Once I got older I thought I knew it all.”
He said he denied help though many advised him to get it.
“I’m lost in life and I feel like there’s no help. I have no friends with me here, I have no wife, girlfriend, I have nothing. I just feel like I can’t continue on. But if you’re feeling like this please get help,” he added.
Near the end of the video, he hinted at suicide, saying, “I will take my chances. Either I’ll be in Heaven or I’ll be in Hell or I’ll be in limbo. But I don’t know. But I’m willing to take that chance.”
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Source: Christian Post