Marion “Suge” Knight arrives in court on March 9. Knight is accused of striking two men with his pickup and killing one, during an altercation in a Compton parking lot in January.(Kevork Djansezian / Pool Photo)
Judge Ronald S. Coen accepts a plea from Marion “Suge” Knight of no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, left, with his defense attorney Albert DeBlanc, listens to the terms of his plea of no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
A family photo of Terry Carter and his wife Lillian Carter. Terry Carter was killed by Marion “Suge” Knight in 2015(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight may end up being one of the big winners of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight.
Matthew Fletcher, Knight’s attorney, said last week that if Mayweather wins the bout, he expects the boxer to cover his client’s $10-million bail.
Mayweather did win, but there has been no word since the fight about Mayweather’s plans. The boxer’s camp has not responded to calls seeking comment about Knight.
Fletcher has said Mayweather and Knight are longtime friends.
A lawyer from Mayweather’s camp reached out to Fletcher several weeks ago and asked about the specifics of bailing out Knight, the attorney said.
Fletcher said he talked to Knight on Wednesday about the possibility of Mayweather coming through with bail.
“Suge said, ‘Man, I was really going to pull for him to win, but now I’m going to have to pray for him to win,’” Fletcher said.
Knight pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder for allegedly plowing his truck into two men at a Compton restaurant earlier this year.
Knight’s bail remains at $10 million, even though his attorney requested it be reduced by half. A jury trial was set for July 7.
Some have expressed skepticism that Mayweather would actually cover Knight’s bail.
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