P. Diddy Arrested After Fight With UCLA Football Coach

P. Diddy Arrested
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UPDATED: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is in custody and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon — a kettlebell — after an altercation with a UCLA football coach, UCLA director of media relations Phil Hampton confirmed on Monday.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Combs was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex. No one was seriously injured, and the UCLA police department is continuing to investigate.

Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later on Monday.

“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” UCLA football coach Jim Mora said 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.”

In a statement issued on Tuesday, reps for Combs claimed he was acting solely in self-defense.

“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs Enterprises, said in the statement. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

Combs’ son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the UCLA football team. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, an assistant was especially hard on Justin Combs that day, yelling at him, while Sean Combs watched from the sidelines. Sean Combs then apparently confronted the coach in his office.

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    1. Sandy Muller says:

      It’s his first hit in 15 years ! P Dorky!

    2. David Benjamin says:

      Make sure Diddy stays ad FAR AWAY from Suge Knight as possible. Hopefully they won’t be arraigned at the sane detention Centre.

    3. Sylv says:

      In addition to this, he just apologized for swimming naked at a UCLA party. Dad time to go home….

    4. Eagle in NYC says:

      little diddly squat went after a real man with a kettleball? shut up! i would pay to see that fight. and dibbs on dittles watch.

    5. DeDee says:

      Just another crazy father of an athlete losing it and looking foolish, only he can take is ire from the sidelines into the office….

    6. Lie Teller says:

      Sean Combs is an intelligent, grounded, man who lives his life expecting no special treatment.

    7. nurredin says:

      It’s obvious what was left of your intelligence has taken flight.

    8. Chuck says:

      Maybe Snoop Dogg was needed to keep the peace…

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