Conflicting reports suggest that there may be an unexpected party who won big when the decision went in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s favor this weekend: Suge Knight.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Knight is in a Los Angeles jail awaiting charges of murder and attempted murder. The charges stem from an incident in which Knight allegedly ran over Cle “Bone” Sloan and Terry Carter with his truck. Carter later died from his injuries. Knight and his attorney say that Sloan and Carter attacked Knight, which prompted him to flee.
Security footage, which surfaced after the accident, appeared to show the hit and run, but did not show Sloan or Carter attacking Knight. Judge Ronald Coen of the Los Angeles County Superior Court originally set bail for Knight at $25 million, but reduced it to $10 million. According to Knight’s lawyers, even the reduced bail was too much for the former Hip Hop mogul.
Suge Knight’s luck may be about to change. According to the L.A. Times, Knight’s attorney expects that Floyd Mayweather will post bail on behalf of Knight. It seems that a lawyer representing Mayweather, who is reportedly a long time friend of Suge Knight’s, contacted Matthew Fletcher, who represents Knight, and asked about bailing Knight out of jail.
Apparently, the offer hinged on Mayweather winning his highly anticipated May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao. So, Suge Knight should be counting down the few days until his release, right?
Not so fast.
According to TMZ, a member of Mayweather’s team contacted TMZ Sports specifically to say that he had no intention of bailing Suge Knight out of jail. The source told TMZ that Mayweather and Knight were absolutely close, once upon a time, but not recently. That could be a devastating blow to Suge Knight, who was reportedly counting on Mayweather to bail him out of jail.
Suge Knight’s health may also be an issue. Knight has been removed from court appearances five times since his arrest, and each time was rushed to local hospitals. While reports say that Knight collapsed during court proceedings, no further information has been released on his medical condition. Knight has indicated, through Fletcher, that the issue may be the conditions of the jail. Reportedly, Knight has been kept in solitary confinement with no hot water.
If Floyd Mayweather doesn’t bail Suge Knight out of jail, the former mogul will likely remain there at least until his jury trial, which is set to begin July 7.
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