Aside from getting kicked in the tentacles by someone wearing steel-toed boots, what better way to begin your Tuesday morning than to down your first cup of java with some additional Diddy 411?
As you may have heard by now, the father of UCLA football player Justin Combs, hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” “P. Diddy” “Puffy” “Puff Daddy” “Sean John” Combs, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking Bruins’ strength & conditioning coach Sal Alosi with a piece of weightlifting equipment. The alleged attack came after the elder Combs had allegedly witnessed his son being verbally berated by a UCLA assistant.
As it turns out, those details weren’t exactly correct. In fact, they painted a much more flattering picture than the most recent leaked details portray. From Scout.com:
The incident began early Monday morning when Justin Combs, Diddy’s son, was participating in an off-season workout on UCLA’s field. 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 it at one of the interns.
The recruiting website added that “Alosi had scratches on his face and his shirt was ripped as a result of the altercation.”
Arguably the best part of this whole situation? The area in which this incident occurred is equipped with security cameras, the tape of which was viewed by campus police prior to Diddy’s arrest. And which will no doubt be the highlight reel of the offseason once its inevitable surfacing in the public domain takes place.
In the interim, Diddy was later transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Reception Center, where he was booked on the assault charge. And a handful of other charges for good measure, including one that invokes the word “terrorist.”
Diddy is currently out of jail after posting a $160,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 13.