|Sean "Puffy" Combs got into a fight with a UCLA coach after he taunts his son Justin. His son, Justin attends the college.|
The famed media mogul who founded Bad Boy Records, Revolt and Sean John Clothing company is going to face a judge in the coming days.
His son Justin plays for the UCLA football team and I guess Diddy didn't appreciate the coach's treatment of his son.
A representative for Combs' company said the media mogul was defending himself in the fight.
"The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate," Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs Enterprises, said in a statement to The Associated Press. "What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son."
Jail records showed that Combs was released after posting bail. The records showed that Combs' bail was $160,000, but sheriff's officials reached by phone said he posted $50,000. The reason for the discrepancy wasn't clear.
According to TMZ, which first reported the arrest, UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was screaming at Justin as Combs watched from the sidelines. Combs allegedly confronted the coach in his office and was then arrested for assault.
UCLA Football coach Jim Mora later issued a statement saying, "I'm thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. 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."
Alosi gained a measure of infamy in football circles while a strength and conditioning coach for the New York Jets. During a December 2010 game against the Miami Dolphins, Alosi was caught tripping Nolan Carroll as the player ran down the field covering a punt. Alosi was suspended and fined as a result of the incident and resigned the following month. He has been the strength and conditioning coach at UCLA since 2012.
|Don't make Diddy mad. He might lay you out!|
Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been working out on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.
The son of another major rap star also plays football for the Bruins. Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus is a wide receiver who signed with the team this year.
The arrest is the latest in a series of allegations against Combs. He was 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 is the father of six. He resides in New Jersey.
Bad Boy Records and Revolt are subsidiaries of Interscope and Universal Music Group.
The label features include Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly (aka MGK), French Montana and Cassie.