UCLA campus police arrested Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs on an assault with a deadly weapon charge on Monday afternoon.
A kettlebell served as the “deadly weapon” allegedly used in the assault. UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg tells Breitbart Sports that he did not know the weight of the kettlebell allegedly used in the attack. UCLA reports no serious injuries from the incident. TMZ reports the kettlebell never hit the alleged victim.
Tamberg told Breitbart Sports of Combs, “He’s probably going to be transferred to sheriff’s custody tonight.”
The rapper, boasting a net worth of $700 million according to Forbes, allegedly assaulted the strength and conditioning coach of the Bruins football team, reports ESPN. The alleged victim, Sal Alosi, gained brief infamy for tripping a Miami Dolphins special teams player during a game against the New York Jets, which then employed him, in 2010.
The rapper’s son, Justin Combs, plays defensive back for the Bruins. “Saw action in four games on special teams and as a reserve in the secondary,” the UCLA website says of Combs during the 2014 season. “Credited with one tackle in the win over USC.”
The alleged incident took place at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex on the campus in Los Angeles. The facility boasts a 15,000 square-foot weight room, 8,000 square-foot training and rehab venue, the school’s Bud Knapp Football Center, and second-floor locker rooms that feature flat-screen televisions. UCLA’s spokesman could not provide information on the school’s policy on those outside of the campus community gaining access to the facility or for what purpose the player’s father traveled to the Acosta Athletic Training Complex.
“Apparently, Alosi was riding Diddy Jr. a little too aggressively at a workout session on Sunday,” Mike Florio reports at ProFootballTalk. “Diddy went to see Alosi on Monday, and something happened between the two men.”
Whether a case of a frustrated father believing “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” or a coach thinking “It’s All About the Benjamins,” the incident remains a he-said/he said event at this point.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” Bruins football coach Jim Mora declared in a statement. “This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”