Update: Combs has issued a statement on the assault charges.
Diddy has made bail and has been released from custody in UCLA assault case, according to multiple reports. The coach he assaulted, Sal Alosi, has his own history – the former New York Jets assistant coach was fined and fired by the team after tripping Miami Dolphins player Nolan Carroll during a punt return in a 2010 game.
Carroll, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, tweeted today:
Longtime rival 50 Cent has chimed in on Diddy’s troubles, posting this NSFW video, suggesting he got the bail money together for Diddy (ummm, we think not).
Original story below:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was arrested Monday on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles Monday afternoon, where his son is on the football team, police said.
Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to a statement from campus police.
The deadly weapon was a kettlebell, which is used by athletes in weight training.
No one was seriously injured and campus police are investigating. Officials did not identify the victim of the assault, or say what led to it, but TMZ.com is reporting that Diddy confronted UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi over what he felt was his targeting of his son, Justin Combs, a member of the UCLA football team. In the altercation, it’s reported that Diddy picked up a kettlebell to use a weapon.
Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been practicing on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.
Football coach Jim Mora thanked his staff in the statement for their professionalism in handling the situation.
“This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” Mora said. “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
Combs’ representatives did not immediately respond to requests for details or comment.
The arrest was first reported by TMZ.