P. Diddy was on Monday arrested after putting his hands on a football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.
According to several reports, the music mogul, real name Sean Combs, was watching his son Justin Combs during a football practice … and became angry at the coach for constantly yelling at his kid, who plays as a defensive back for the Bruins.
According to TMZ, Diddy went into the coach’s office after the match and began exchanging heated words with him. This quickly led to a physical altercation as Diddy reportedly grabbed the coach.
Cops were called, and Diddy was arrested for assault and taken to the campus jail. He is still there as at the time of this report.
Update 6:45 pm EST:
TMZ posted this update:
Our Diddy sources tell us … Diddy insists the drama began during a workout session yesterday because strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was “riding Justin badly” and told him not to come back until the end of the summer.
Diddy went to the campus today to speak with Alosi — believing he has an “issue” with Justin — but things didn’t go well when he arrived to campus.
Our Diddy sources say the coach would not not see him and staff told him to leave … but Diddy went to Alosi’s office instead where Alosi told him to get out and threatened to call security if he didn’t leave.
We’re told Diddy said, “Fine, I’ll call police” … and Alosi snapped — going after Diddy with his hands.
We’re told Diddy insists he grabbed a kettlebell and held it up in a defensive position … but did not attack with an intent to injure the coach.
Diddy has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon because he allegedly swung a kettlebell at Alosi, which would have killed him if it connected.
Meanwhile, UCLA says in a statement posted on its website, ‘No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.’