UCLA police arrested music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, whose son is a football player for the Bruins, on charges including assault with a deadly weapon on Monday.
According to a statement released by the school, Combs was taken into custody at UCLA's Acosta Athletic Training Complex at 12:30 p.m. after an alleged assault with a kettlebell. A kettlebell is a form of weightroom equipment similar to a dumbbell, with a handle at the top. According to the release, there were no serious injuries and the investigation is ongoing. According to the Orange County Register's Ryan Kartje, updated charges Monday night call for three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. The publication also reported Combs posted bail Monday night and has a court date set for July 13.
TMZ.com first reported Combs, whose son Justin is a reserve defensive back for the Bruins, got into a physical altercation with a UCLA assistant coach. College football teams haven't yet convened fall practice, but do employ strength and conditioning programs at this time of year, and TMZ reported Combs witnessed the coach deriding the younger Combs during one such session. According to FOXSports.com, the alleged victim was UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi. Alosi is a former New York Jets strength and conditioning coach who was suspended in 2010 for tripping Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. While UCLA did not confirm that the alleged victim was Alosi, a statement from coach Jim Mora indicated his staff was involved on some level.
"I'm thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation," 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."
Diddy isn't the only famous father of a current Bruins player. Freshman Cordell Broadus' father is Snoop Dogg.
Mora said earlier this year that the UCLA staff doesn't look at the two famous fathers as celebrities.