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Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrested after alleged UCLA kettlebell rampage

The musician got into it with the coach known for tripping a Miami Dolphins player during a punt return in 2010.

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Music producer and rapper Sean Combs was arrested at a UCLA football workout Monday afternoon after getting into a physical altercation with a coach, reportedly strength coach Sal Alosi, and a football intern, according to Bruin Report Online. No one was seriously injured, per UCLA.

Combs was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count battery, according to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register.

Combs' son, redshirt junior Justin, plays special teams and defensive back for the Bruins.

According to Bruin Report Online, Alosi kicked Justin out of practice due to a lack of effort early Monday morning. Combs arrived at the UCLA athletic facility in the afternoon to confront Alosi. Alosi asked an intern to call campus security, and that's when the alleged assault took place.

Via Bruin Report Online:

Alosi, then, according to witnesses, put up his hand in a non-threatening way, and instructed Combs to get his father out of the office. Diddy then walked into Alosi's hand, and told Alosi not to put his hands on him.

In the next moment, according to many on the scene, Diddy attacked Alosi, until interns and other personnel pulled off Diddy. The celebrity broke free again at one point and struck Alosi. The personnel were then successful in getting Diddy out of the office and into the weight room, where Diddy picked up a kettlebell, which is a type of barbell, and then swung in at one of the interns.

Alosi's shirt was reportedly torn, and he had scratches on his face. Police arrested Combs after watching the security video.

Strength coaches are CRAZY

In 1999, Combs was found not guilty on weapons charges and was sentenced to anger management after another incident. Alosi is the former New York Jets assistant who tripped a Miami Dolphins player during a punt return in 2010 and pled guilty to two 1999 misdemeanor assault charges.

Tuesday, Combs spokesperson Nathalie Moar said in a statement to the Associated Press:

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.


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