33 Facts About Suge Knight

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Suge Knight is considered a central figure in gangsta rap's commercial success in the 1990s.

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Meanwhile, allegations mounted that Suge Knight, beyond employing gang members, had often employed intimidation and violence in his business dealings.

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In September 2018, Suge Knight pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 hit-and-run, and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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4.

Suge Knight attended Lynwood High School in nearby Lynwood, where he was a football and track star.

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5.

Suge Knight went undrafted in the 1987 NFL Draft, but was invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp.

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6.

Suge Knight was cut by the Rams during camp, but he became a replacement player during the 1987 NFL Players Strike, and played two games for the Rams.

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However, Van Winkle has said that never actually happened, only that Suge Knight threatened to throw him off the balcony; the claim was resolved in court.

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8.

Suge Knight later explained his concern about this circumstance in an interview on Trinity Broadcasting Network since he was in Las Vegas with Tupac the night of his death.

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9.

The friendships between Hammer, Tupac and Suge Knight were depicted in the television film, Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story .

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10.

Suge Knight's information was used by the Wallace family in their suit against the city of L A for Biggie's death.

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11.

Suge Knight was later killed in what police said was an unrelated gang shooting.

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12.

Kading alleged that Suge Knight hired Wardel "Pouchie" Fouse to kill Sean Combs' most valuable star, Biggie Smalls, a murder done following a party at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

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13.

Suge Knight signed with Master P's No Limit Records and then forming his own record label, Doggystyle Records.

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14.

Suge Knight responded, stating that Snoop was a "police informer" who "never goes to jail".

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15.

Bankruptcy documents filed showed Suge Knight had no income from employment or operation of a business.

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16.

Suge Knight testified that the last time he had checked the label's financial records was at least 10 years prior.

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17.

Suge Knight's lawyer said that his client was still "at the helm" of Death Row and had been working on securing distribution deals for the label's catalog.

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18.

Suge Knight filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which allows a company to continue business operations while restructuring.

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19.

Death Row was being operated by Neilson during the bankruptcy proceedings, while Suge Knight oversaw his bankruptcy estate as a debtor in possession.

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20.

In 2003, Suge Knight was sent to prison again for violating parole when he struck a parking lot attendant.

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21.

In 2006, Suge Knight was engaged in another dispute with former friend and ex-associate Snoop Dogg after Snoop insulted him in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

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22.

In January 2008, it was claimed by police that Suge Knight was one of the members of the Mob Piru street gang in a crackdown by authorities in the city of Compton.

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23.

In February 2009, Suge Knight was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn to be treated for facial injuries he received during an altercation at a private party in the W Scottsdale Hotel, where Suge Knight was reportedly punched.

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24.

Friend Keith Middlebrook told the New York Daily News that Suge Knight returned home with the intentions to "heal up in a few days and be stronger than ever".

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25.

Suge Knight refused to cooperate with law enforcement on the matter.

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26.

Witnesses claimed Suge Knight followed the men to a burger stand parking lot after an argument on the Straight Outta Compton film set, and that the collision looked intentional.

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27.

In March 2015, Suge Knight was hospitalized after he told a judge that he was suffering from blindness and other complications.

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28.

Suge Knight fired attorneys handling his murder case and said he was receiving inadequate medical treatment while in custody.

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29.

Suge Knight collapsed in court shortly after the bail setting was announced.

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30.

In January 2016, Suge Knight changed counsel in his murder trial for a fourth time.

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31.

Suge Knight became emotional after the ruling, stating that because of his health problems, he will die in jail.

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32.

In March 2017, Suge Knight was hospitalized after suffering from blood clots, a condition that had been affecting him for two years by that time.

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33.

Suge Knight pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the charge was dropped as part of Suge Knight's plea agreement in the death of Terry Carter.

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