Diddy arrested, charged with five counts after fight with UCLA coach
UPDATE: Tuesday, 2:15 a.m. ET: Sean Combs posted bail hours after his Monday afternoon arrest, The Associated Press is reporting, citing jail records that indicate the 45-year-old rap mogul known as Diddy posted $160,000. Sheriff’s officials, however, told The AP over the phone that the bond was $50,000 and did not give a reason for the discrepancy. Combs will have to appear in court July 13, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
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UPDATE: Tuesday, 12:15 a.m. ET: The UCLA Police Department announced it has added to the charges against Sean Combs (recording artist Diddy), and released the following statement:
"UCPD has updated the charges to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Combs has been booked into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center."
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This is not the best way to get your son some playing time.
Music mogul Diddy was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon Monday afternoon after getting into an altercation with a UCLA football coach, according to the school and TMZ Sports. The school notes the weapon in question is alleged to have been a kettlebell.
Diddy, whose son Justin Combs is a defensive back for the Bruins, reportedly confronted the coach who was "screaming intensely" at Justin during a conditioning drill. Diddy is accused of grabbing the coach at the UCLA athletic facility, which led to his arrest.
The coach was Sal Alosi, a UCLA source confirmed to FOX Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman. If Alosi’s name sounds familiar, it is because he was on the New York Jets’ sideline in 2010 and tripped a Miami Dolphins player who was covering a punt. Alosi was suspended by the NFL for that action.
The school released a statement late Monday afternoon:
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.
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.
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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 it 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.
Coach Jim Mora issued the following statement:
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
Mora’s roster also boasts the son of Snoop Dogg, WR Cordell Broadus.