UCLA’s Justin Combs thanks Diddy for having his back: He’s ‘always there for me’

Despite the mess caused by the reported dustup between rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and UCLA football coach Sal Alosi, Justin Combs is proud to have a father that stands up for his son.

On Tuesday, Combs, a junior defensive back, took to Instagram to thank dad Diddy for having his back.

I thank God for having a father that's always there for me.. Love you pops!

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Diddy was arrested on Monday at UCLA and charged with five counts after an argument with Alosi, who apparently was riding the 21-year-old Combs hard during Monday’s conditioning drills.

Sources told Scout.com that strength and conditioning coach Alosi had "scratches on his face and his shirt was ripped."

Diddy’s camp is claiming self defense.

Also on Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported that Alosi ‘called out’ Diddy in front of the whole team. Diddy was upset, and had some choice words for the coach.