Diddy Arrested After Fighting With UCLA Football Coach — UPDATE
Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested Monday after getting into a fight with a football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested Monday after getting into a fight with a football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Earlier this year Combs’ son Justin Combs committed to play football at UCLA and is now in summer training as a defensive back freshman on the team.
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Campus police took the hip-hop mogul into custody following a fight at the UCLA athletic facility, according to TMZ , which first broke the news.
A source told the website that an assistant coach had been yelling at the younger Combs on the field. Later, his father confronted him and a physical altercation ensued.
Billboard has reached out to Diddy’s team for comment but had not heard back at time of publishing.
Images have since emerged on social media of Diddy leaving the UCLA police station in a patrol car.
UPDATE: Following the initial report of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ arrest, UCLA issued the following statement confirming the news:
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. 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.
Football coach Jim Mora issued the following statement:
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. 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.”
UPDATE 2: According to the Associated Press, Diddy was released late Monday night.
Police car carrying Sean Combs just left UCLA police station. He was arrested on campus for assault pic.twitter.com/l5gxZOUx9d
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