Kenny Miles: "I did attempt to take my own life"

Former Gamecock running back admits diagnosed with clinical depression


By Monique Williams

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) -- Former University of South Caorlina running back, Kenny Miles, confesses to being diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. This, after a failed suicide attempt on November 4.

Through his attorney, Neal Lourie, Miles sent out a statement that read, in part: "In the months leading up to November, I struggled with a sudden onset of deep depression. On November 4th I did indeed attempt to take my own life. After the incident, I was professionally diagnosedd with clinical depression and anxiety. As I continue to heal both physically and mentally, I would ask that you allow me and my family the space and time to do so. Lastly, please know and understand that this is not my demise, but just a small bump on my road to success."

Miles was charged recently with filing a false police report stating he had been robbed and shot. He then later came forward and admitted he shot himself. Today, this statement was released.

We will have more details on this story tonight on ABC Columbia News at 6 & 11.

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