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Troy Raymond, then an NBA ref, and player Ray Allen.
By ElaineThompson, AP

Troy Raymond, a former NBA referee who last season officiated college basketball games, committed suicide in a New Orleans hotel room hours after police found his wife’s body at their home in the Houston area last week.

Police say Raymond, 46, is considered a “person of interest” in his wife’s death, which has been ruled a homicide due to manual strangulation, according to CBSSports.com.

Constable Tim Holifield of Montgomery County Precinct Three also told the web site that during the course of the investigation while at the residence on Friday, investigators were notified that Troy Raymond had been found dead due to a single gunshot to the head.

Raymond, reports cbssports.com, spent a year as an NBA ref before being forced out in 2004 for lying on his resume that he had played on the University of Colorado’s national champion football team.

Last season, Raymond officiated games for the Southland and Sun Belt conferences.