No felony charges for P. Diddy after UCLA kettlebell incident
P. Diddy isn’t staring at felony charges after his incident with UCLA coaches.
Los Angeles County prosecutors will not charge the rapper with a felony after his arrest on June 22. Diddy was arrested by UCLA police after he allegedly confronted UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi and threatened a member of UCLA’s staff with a kettlebell.
Diddy was reportedly unhappy that Alosi had removed his son, Justin Combs, from a team workout session. Combs is a junior cornerback for UCLA.
Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said prosecutors declined to file felony charges related to his June 22 arrest. The case was referred to the Los Angeles city attorney to decide whether Combs’ conduct amounts to a misdemeanor. The prosecutors received the case Tuesday.
Diddy was arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. A rep for Diddy has said he was acting in self defense while UCLA coach Jim Mora has commended the actions of his staff in a statement.
Combs was reportedly in Alosi’s doghouse for his effort during the workout as well as previous absences.
According to a report by TMZ, UCLA coaches weren’t too keen on Diddy facing charges. Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said that UCLA coaches didn’t want to the incident to lead to an arrest and Diddy was arrested after UCLA police reviewed the surveillance footage of the incident. Neuheisel’s son Jerry is a quarterback for the Bruins.
TMZ also reported the incident was not the first between Alosi and Combs, who posted a message of support for his father on Instagram after the incident.
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