Diddy claims self-defense: Diddy Arrested
Published: June 24, 2015
Diddy claims self-defense: Diddy Arrested, Diddy has been arrested for allegedly attacking an American college football coach with a kettlebell weight during an altercation, according to a report.
The incident allegedly took place at an athletic facility on the campus of UCLA where his son Justin Combs attends and plays football.
The 45-year-old rapper – real name Sean Combs – was taken into custody at the campus jail on Monday afternoon, TMZ reported.
He was arrested and later transferred by campus officers to the Los Angeles County Jail according to the site.
TMZ reports that the producer has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of battery.
The website revealed the star was screaming threats at Alosi – and the 5 or 6 people who rushed in to break up the fight shouting ‘I’m gonna f**k you up’
A source said ‘charges will most likely be dropped but [Diddy] won’t be allowed on the field anymore.’
Sources associated to the rapper claim he was acting in self defense.
An insider connected to Diddy claims that he was not the aggressor and it all began during a workout earlier in the day where strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was ‘riding Justin badly’ and eventually told him not to come back until the end of summer due to a perceived lack of effort.
Then the mogul went to the Westwood campus later on Monday to talk to Alosi because he felt like the coach had an ‘issue’ with Justin.
TMZ’s source said the coach would not see him and the staff told him to leave, but the father insisted seeing Alosi who had threatened to call security if he failed to make his exit.
The insider went on to claim that Diddy threatened to call police when the coach snapped and went after Diddy, who was forced to grab a kettlebell and hold it up in a defensive position. The source adds that the rapper did not attack with the intention of injuring the coach.
Another source gave a much different story as they claimed when the Last Night hitmaker was told to ‘hang on’ as the coach was on the phone, he grabbed a kettlebell and swung it which narrowly missed the coach.
Their source claimed if the attack had connected it would have killed Alosi.
Another outlet claimed that Alosi put his hands up in a non-threatening matter and told Combs to get his father out of the office.
Diddy then allegedly walked into Alosi’s hand as he told Alosi not to touch him and then attacked the assistant coach.
Interns pulled Diddy off the coach, but he broke free and allegedly struck Alosi before swinging a kettlebell at one of the interns.
The situation had calmed down but campus police responding to the incident checked security video and subsequently arrested Diddy, according to an article by Bruin Report Online.
DailyMail.com has reached to representatives for Diddy who have so far been unavailable for comment.
A source for the gossip site revealed that the incident occurred after an assistant coach screamed at Justin on the field.
According to their insider, the coach ‘was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him,’ as the I’ll Be Missing You hitmaker observed from the sideline.
Later on in the day, Diddy reportedly confronted the coach in his office and grabbed him resulting in the arrest for assault.
On Monday night, a document was released by the Los Angeles Courts Sheriffs Department’s Inmate Information Center with the information of Diddy’s arrest as it revealed his first court date is set for July 13.
According to the Twitter feed LA Times breaking news reporter Ryan Parker, the rapper was booked in LA County Jail on suspicion for felony assault with bail set at $160K according to records.
However it remains unclear what the actual bail price is as he later tweeted to his 13.6K followers: ‘Called L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. and they say Diddy’s bail is listed at $50K in their system. Unclear why Inmate Info Center says $160K.’
He posted $160K bail later that night according to ABC 7 News.
This is not the first time Alosi has been at the centre of controversy as according to NFL.com, he was suspended without pay for the rest of the season, including playoffs, and fined $25K while employed by NFL team the New York Jets for an incident in December 2010.
Alosi had committed a highly illegal move as a coach by sticking out his left knee on the sideline to trip Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll, who was recovering a punt.
Diddy has had a few issues with violence himself including being acquitted of bribery and weapons-related charges in connection with a 1999 shooting at a New York nightclub. A jury cleared Combs of firing a weapon during the dispute that wounded three bystanders, as well as bribing his chauffeur to take the rap.
Combs was arrested in 1999 for his involvement in the beating of former Interscope executive Steve Stoute in New York. Combs apologized, the charges were reduced, and he was ordered to attend an anger management class.
Combs and Stoute have since mended their relationship, appearing on stage together at Cannes in 2013.
Earlier this year, an Arizona man accused Combs of punching him in the face at a Super Bowl party. Combs was not arrested.
It did not take long for fellow rapper 50 Cent to poke fun at Diddy’s situation as he took to his Instagram to make fun of the Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down hitmaker.
At one point 50 Cent who endorses Effen Vodka, which is in competition with Diddy’s Ciroc vodka, picks on Diddy by saying: ‘Yeah man they said Puffy went Ciroc coco on the coach with a kettlebell.’
Just a day earlier, it was a rather joyous time in the Combs family as Diddy took to Instagram to share a group photo from a friendly flag football game with a few other of 21-year-old Justin’s teammates and their fathers.
The Bad Boy For Life rapper had his arms around Justin and his 17-year-old son Christian as he captioned the photo: ‘Father son football game! WE WON! Happy Father’s Day.’
Back in November 2011, Justin announced he was committing to play for the university based in Westwood, California.
The young man was at the centre of some controversy at the time as according to a June 2012 report from ESPN, some were questioning if he should pass on a $54,000 scholarship due to the wealth of his family.
Ultimately, Justin, who plays defensive back, took the scholarship. He only played four games for them in the 2014 season and is currently a redshirt junior.
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