Puff Daddy Arrested For Reported Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Longtime rivals and foes, Suge Knight and Puff Daddy are both believed to be incarcerated in Southern California today (June 22). According to TMZ, the Bad Boy Records founder Sean “Puffy” Combs was arrested on the UCLA campus this afternoon, following a violent altercation today with one of his son’s (Justin Combs) football coaches.
TMZ’s sources allegedly stated that the incident began on Father’s Day (June 21), “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.”
The report continues that today, Puff Daddy went to visit Alosi on campus. When the coach refused to meet with the player’s father, the mogul reportedly stormed into his office. This is where things get interesting. Sources believed to be tied to Combs claim that the record executive used a kettlebell to protect himself after Alosi tried to hit Combs after a verbal sparring. Unnamed UCLA representatives, however, told TMZ, that Combs initiated the attack. “We’re told 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.”
At approximately 4pm PST, Puff Daddy was reportedly arrested on UCLA’s campus, for assault with a deadly weapon. The 25-year mogul reportedly remains in custody on campus.
This is not the Bad Boy CEO’s first brush with assault or weapons charges. In April, 1999, Combs was arrested following an assault on fellow record executive, then-Nas’ manager Steve Stoute. Charged with second degree assault, Combs was ordered to anger management classes and did not serve time. In December of ’99, Combs was taken into custody, and charged with multiple weapons charges surrounding a club shooting involving him, then companion Jennifer Lopez, and Bad Boy artist Shyne. Combs was found not guilty, while his artist controversially was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In late 2014, Puff’ was also involved in a high-profile tussle with onetime collaborator Drake. Reports stated that the man also known as Diddy attacked Drake.
Justin Combs was awarded a full scholarship to UCLA, playing for the Bruins. Combs, 20, plays Defensive Back.
Football Heads may be familiar with Sal Alosi. In 2010, he was on the New York Jets staff, and the culprit of a tripping incident from the sidelines of Miami Dolphins player Nolan Caroll. Alosi was fined $25,000 by the NFL (his team was also ordered to pay $100,000), and suspended, before being fired one year later. He has not worked in the NFL since.
TMZ reports that UCLA officials claim a video captured the incident.
Could Puff Daddy serve time for this surprising incident? Is Alosi tripping, in a new kind of way?