Rapper Puff Daddy was on Tuesday arrested, cuffed and taken away by law enforcement officers, when he got into a fight with the coach of the UCLA football team on which his son, Justin Combs plays.
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.
Diddy sources say the coach would 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.
Diddy is still in custody at campus jail.
Diddy insists he grabbed a kettlebell and held it up in a defensive position … but did not attack with intent to injure the coach.
UCLA sources say Diddy confronted Alosi while Alosi was on the phone, and that Diddy was told to “hang on” but he wasn’t having it and picked up a kettlebell and swung it, narrowly missing Alosi. One source said if Diddy had connected, it could have killed Alosi.
We’re also told the entire altercation is on video.
And get this … Diddy is referred to by the UCLA staff as a “helicopter dad” for hovering over practices.
Diddy was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon … a felony, cuffed in the back of a campus patrol car as officers transferred him to L.A. County jail.
Head Coach Jim Mora called this an “unfortunate incident for all parties involved” — and said they would let the legal process run its course.
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