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Diddy Arrested For Assaulting UCLA Football Coach

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Why am I not surprised to hear that Diddy was arrested for assaulting his son’s football coach? His son, Justin Combs, is on the UCLA football team and apparently things got a bit heated on Monday and Diddy attacked the coach in the weight room with a kettlebell, and now he’s facing felony assault charges, including battery and assault with a deadly weapon.

From ESPN:

Diddy, 45, was freed from Los Angeles County jail after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest, jail records showed.

He was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon — a felony charge — shortly after 12:30 p.m. local time, according to a statement from campus police.

UCLA campus police updated the charges late Monday night, adding two more counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department initially listed his bail as $160,000 on its website — although two officials inside the sheriff’s department later said the amount was $50,000 — and Combs was released at 9:50 p.m. after bail was posted. The reason for the discrepancy was not clear.

He is scheduled to appear in court July 13 at 8:30 a.m.

The good thing, I suppose, is that no one was seriously injured. The investigation is still ongoing, but Bruin Report has a bit of detail about what apparently went down:

According to sources, Combs, who will be a redshirt junior defensive back this fall, had missed some recent workouts and wasn’t giving a great effort Monday morning, so UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi kicked him out of the session.

At approximately noon, Combs and Diddy came to UCLA’s athletic facility, the Acosta Center, while Alosi was in his office, which is adjacent to the weight room. Combs entered Alosi’s office while Alosi was on the phone, and Alosi asked Combs to wait a moment while he finished the call. Many sources who were in the locker room witnessed an angered Diddy enter Alosi’s office, rattling off expletives at the coach. Alosi then instructed interns who were immediately outside his office to alert campus security. A still incensed Diddy then came around Alosi’s desk, saying that he would get campus security on Alosi’s desk phone. Alosi, then, according to witnesses, put up his hand in a non-threatening way, and instructed Combs to get his father out of the office. Diddy then walked into Alosi’s hand, and told Alosi not to put his hands on him.

In the next moment, according to many on the scene, Diddy attacked Alosi, until interns and other personnel pulled off Diddy. The celebrity broke free again at one point and struck Alosi. The personnel were then successful in getting Diddy out of the office and into the weight room, where Diddy picked up a kettlebell, which is a type of barbell, and then swung in at one of the interns.

According to sources, Alosi had scratches on his face and his shirt was ripped as a result of the altercation.

Well, that’s that. Glad to see Diddy’s grown up and is setting a great example for his kids. Ugh.

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