It looks like former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will remain in custody on $10-million bail.
But on Friday, representatives for Mayweather said they know nothing about any plan the boxer had to pay Knight’s bail if he beat Pacquiao.
When asked for a response, Fletcher texted the Los Angeles Times: “I haven’t spoken with either party this week… been in trial.”
Last week, Fletcher said Mayweather was one of Knight’s wealthiest friends and also a good friend. He said Knight was praying for Mayweather’s victory.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to comment about Mayweather’s alleged offer.
The ex-music executive is accused of deliberately running over Terry Carter, 55, and Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, in a restaurant parking lot on Jan. 29 after an argument on the set of a commercial about the film “Straight Outta Compton.” Carter died and Sloan was injured.
Knight was held without bail when he turned himself into authorities in January in connection with a deadly hit-and-run. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials argued he was a flight risk, had witness intimidation issues and had an extensive criminal past.
The Death Row Records cofounder’s bail was later set at $25 million after prosecutors contended he has been implicated in robberies, extortion, money laundering, assaults, witness intimidation and battery in the past, an affidavit filed by the prosecutor said.
Following a preliminary hearing last month, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge reduced Knight's bail to the current $10 million, saying there was enough evidence to order Knight to stand trial, but not enough to justify $25-million bail.
Knight’s next court date is May 27.
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