Bakari Clemmons | Staff Writer
Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs, also known as “Puff Daddy” and “P. Diddy”, was arrested Monday, June 22nd at the athletic facilities of UCLA for allegedly assaulting UCLA football coach, Sal Alosi. Sources said that Combs came to the campus to talk to the coach, but Alosi refused to speak with him. After the coach rejected Combs, the situation escalated. Combs went to call the police and Alosi allegedly went to grab Combs phone from him.
As a result of that, Diddy grabbed a kettleball to protect himself. The university police report had Combs charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of battery. No one was seriously injured.
Diddy’s son, Justin, is a red shirt Junior on the school’s football team. Justin was sent home from practice earlier that day by Coach Alosi for “being lazy and not giving his all.” Diddy was released Monday evening after posting bail which was originally set at $160,000 but he was reported paying $50,000.
Earlier in the year, Coach Alosi covered the team’s gym with pictures of Justin Combs sitting courtside at the Barclays Center during the NBA All Star Weekend and yelled at the players, “While you guys are training, this guy is sitting courtside with his dad.” This insensitive motivational tactic is believed to be one of the reasons Justin was targeted by Alosi. Alosi thought Justin was both spoiled and privileged. that
Combs Enterprises gave a statement on the situation saying, “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.” The district attorney’s office doesn’t expect Diddy’s case to be presented until next week.
On Tuesday, both Diddy and his son, Justin, took to Instagram to show their appreciation for each other. They both posted the same picture of the two walking and smiling, as Justin’s post was captioned, “ I thank God for having a father that’s always there for me.. Love you pops!” and Diddy’s post was captioned, “#FAMILYFIRST.”