Report: P. Diddy punched Sal Alosi, swung kettlebell at intern
P. Diddy is reportedly facing five charges in the wake of the incident that took place at UCLA on Monday. In addition to attacking UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, Diddy also allegedly swung a kettlebell at a football intern.
The incident apparently started when Alosi kicked Diddy’s son, red shirt junior defensive back Justin Combs, out of practice because Justin had missed some recent workouts and wasn’t giving much effort. After the session, Diddy and his son marched into Alosi’s office at UCLA’s athletic facility.
Many sources who were in the locker room witnessed an angered Diddy enter Alosi’s office, rattling off expletives at the coach. Alosi then instructed interns who were immediately outside his office to alert campus security. A still incensed Diddy then came around Alosi’s desk, saying that he would get campus security on Alosi’s desk phone. 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.
Bruins Report Online notes that many who were aware of the incident thought nothing would come of it, but police arrested Diddy after watching security footage. The music mogul’s actions were enough to charge him with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.
As we mentioned before, Alosi is the same former NFL strength and conditioning coach who was resigned after he was fined for these antics during a game in 2010.