TMZ.com reported, according to their sources, that UCLA football does not want to prosecute rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs after he assaulted strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi on Monday afternoon. The rap mogul had attacked Alosi after he was upset that the coach was “riding” his son, junior defensive back Justin Combs, too hard in practice and kicked him out of a work out for not giving his full effort.
As you may know, Diddy went in to see Alosi in his office with his son and was told to wait while the coach finished a phone call. Diddy was having none of it and struck Alosi and started a scuffle. UCLA football staff pulled Diddy off and into a weight room where the rapper picked up a kettle bell and swung it at an intern.
UCLA police were called in, reviewed security tape and the rapper was arrested. Diddy was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of a terrorist threat and one count of battery.
According to TMZ, “the coaches are regretful the situation escalated to an arrest. They think Diddy is a jerk who they would like to make persona non grata, but they don’t want to make this a courtroom spectacle, largely because it would be bad for the team.”
Apparently head coach Jim Mora and the coaching staff want to “let it go” and do not want criminal prosecution of Combs. There is a chance the interns involved could continue to see the prosecution of Diddy move forward, but then again they just might follow the coaching staff’s lead.
On a separate note, The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office claim they have enough to pursue charges of the rapper especially if there is video evidence.