Puff Daddy Charged With 5 Crimes In UCLA Coach Altercation, Puffy’s Reps Respond
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was arrested on UCLA’s campus yesterday (June 22), following an altercation with Bruins football coach Sal Alosi. The arrest came after attempting to strike the former New York Jets employee with a kettlebell, “nearly killing” Alosi according to some reports. The incident reportedly stemmed from a verbal problem that the strength and conditioning coach and Combs had the day prior (June 21).
Combs’ 20 year-old son, Justin, plays Defensive Back for the Los Angeles, California NCAA football team. The Bad Boy Records founder was present for a team workout, and allegedly had a verbal altercation with Alosi for an incident involving Justin.
UPDATE: Charges vs Sean “Diddy” Combs: • 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon • 1 count of making terrorist threats • 1 count of battery
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 23, 2015
One day following Combs’ arrest, the Harlem, New York native was hit with five charges. “Sportscenter” reports that the multi-platinum MC/producer has been formally charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of battery. If convicted, Combs could face felony sentencing, placing him behind bars for the first time during his high-profile career.
Following today’s news of the charges, a rep for Sean Combs released a statement through his own REVOLT network:
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”
Who you do believe?