Suge Knight appeared in court on Thursday (April 30), where he officially pleaded not guilty in his much-talked about hit-n-run case.
Furthermore, he asked the judge to reduced his bail from $10 million to $5 million, which was denied.
Still, Knight could be free soon, but it depends on Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday (May 2).
According to the L.A. Times, Suge’s attorney Matthew Fletcher says if Mayweather wins the bout, he expects the boxer to cover his client’s $10-million bail. “They’re good friends,” he said. “That’s one of his wealthiest friends.”
A lawyer from Mayweather’s camp reached out to Fletcher weeks ago to ask about the specifics of bailing Suge out.
“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 told the paper.
Knight has been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run, stemming from a January incident in which Terry Carter was killed and Cle “Bone” Sloan was seriously injured in Compton, California.
He could face life in prison.