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More information has surfaced in regards to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ assault on a UCLA Football coach. We first wrote that Combs had confronted a Bruin coach earlier today in the Acosta Athletic Training Center after said coach was “yelling” at his son, UCLA defensive back Justin Combs, during a practice session.
News then got out that the elder Combs had tried to attack the coach with a kettle bell. UCLA campus police were called in and arrested Combs and has now been charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” which is a felony.
UCLA released a statement confirming the altercation.
Information then arose that UCLA’s strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi was the coach Combs had gone after.
At 4:15 p.m. PT, TMZ.com had updated their site about the attack stating:
"[While Alosi was on the phone] We’re told Diddy was told to “hang on” but he wasn’t having it and picked up a kettle bell and swung it, narrowly missing Alosi. One source said if Diddy had connected, it could have killed Alosi."
Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins strength and coditioning coordinator Sal Alosi against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
At 4:35 p.m. PT, TMZ once again updated the information on their site that indicated Diddy was “adamant he acted in self-defense and was not the aggressor.”
TMZ’s “Diddy source” had told the entertainment website that Combs thought he had an issue with his son, Justin Combs, and wanted to talk to Alosi about it, but when he arrived at the Acosta Athletic Training Center (UCLA’s current football facility), staff told Diddy to leave.
Diddy went in anyway and entered Alosi’s office. Alosi then threatened to call security if he didn’t leave which prompted Diddy to say “Fine, I’ll call the police.”
That is when the “Diddy source” claimed Alosi went after Combs. Combs then apparently grabbed the kettle bell and used it in a “defensive position… but did not attack with an intent to injure the coach”.
TMZ also claims that there is video evidence of this, which if true, will show exactly what happened this afternoon between Combs and Alosi.
We will update you more on this situation as information is released.