P. Diddy Avoids Felony Charges Over UCLA Arrest

P. Diddy Avoids Felony Charges in
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The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file assault charges against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for his physical encounter with a UCLA football coach on June 22.

Combs 45, was arrested in the matter for allegedly swinging a kettlebell at an assistant coach. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

“We are thankful that the District Attorney rejected Felony charges in this matter,” his lawyer Mark Geragos said in a statement. “This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”

The case has been referred to the City Attorney’s Office to decide on charging the rap mogul with a misdemeanor.

Last week, Combs reportedly confronted the UCLA coach in his office after he yelled at the mogul’s son, Justin Combs, who is a defensive back on the team. Combs had been watching the practice from the sidelines.

No one was seriously injured in the altercation, which took place at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex.

Combs reps claimed he was acting in self defense when he reached for the kettlebell.


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    1. John williams says:

      Being black is irrelevant in this case. We’re talking about being an asshole with a lot of money who bride authorities to get him out of trouble.

    2. Mr. Mike says:

      Laundering money is an important skill set especially if you think you might have to bribe somebody someday. Lawyers & bankers can teach you the ropes, for a percentage.

    3. Robert Paul says:

      Assault battery ADW and terrorist threats, all on videotape, all in front of dozens of witnesses. Mark Geragos obviously paid millions$$$$ to District Attorney. Every DA involved should be fired and disbarred.

    4. xert says:

      When you can’t control your outbursts even when you know they will make things difficult for your own child, you aren’t much of a father and you’re not much of a man.

    5. Lora Graham says:

      So the fact that he did this before to Steve Stoute means nothing? The fact that just recently he assaulted Drake, in public, means nothing?

    6. cyndi says:

      Did anyone expect otherwise?! If you have $$$, then you normally won’t be charged. 😕

    7. Hugh Goetz says:

      How about Ted Kennedy.

    8. ChasUGC says:

      I guess the facts don’t matter. All that matters is that a black guy was involved. And if he is black and rich, the real haters come out. What would happen if a rich white guy was involved? Think about it. Did the Kennedy’s nephew get away with rape, just because he had money? But, we forget about those incidents when rich whites are involved. It’s a double standard. If you are black, you aren’t suppose to be able to defend yourself. And, if you can defend yourself, under the law, everyone is up in arms. This is one racially driven society.

    9. Am I the only one not surprised of the outcome?

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