January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) and running back Kenny Miles (31) congratulate each other after they beat the Michigan Wolverines in the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-USC running back Kenny Miles admits to suicide attempt


 

Former University of Southern Carolina running back Kenny Miles recently released a statement admitting that a gunshot wound he suffered in November was a suicide attempt rather than the result of an armed robbery attempt.

In the statement, Miles said depression was the real culprit and that he encourages others to seek help for the clinical disease.

“In the months leading up to November, I struggled with a sudden onset of deep depression. On November 4, I did indeed attempt to take my own life. After the incident, I was professionally diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. This illness can be caused by a number of factors. Thankfully, I am receiving the proper treatment at this time.

“I encourage anyone who thinks they may be having signs of depression or may know of someone showing signs to seek help immediately. I thank God for His Grace and for blessing me with great family, friends and fans that have been my support system throughout this ordeal.”

Miles also asked that his privacy be respected while his healing process continues and stated that this is just a bump on his road to success.

Miles had a tryout at the Washington Redskins rookie minicamp on 2013.

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