Yesterday, after news broke that Sean “Diddy” Combs had been arrested for putting his hands on the UCLA strength training coach, the image above started to spread around the internet.
But that’s not a photo of the incident.
It’s a picture from a movie Diddy had a role in “Hawaii Five-0”
And though the picture is a farce, the attack is more serious than we initially reported.
According to several sources, including the Los Angeles Times, Diddy was attending one of Justin Combs’ practices yesterday at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex.
Sources told TMZ that Diddy became upset when he saw the way the coach was yelling at his son. Earlier we reported that Diddy grabbed the coach. But the assault was far more severe.
The mogul went after the coach with a kettlebell, a piece of weightlifting equipment made of cast iron.
Fortunately, for everyone involved the kettlebell didn’t make contact; if it had it would have likely killed the man. All parties walked away from the incident with no injuries.
Diddy was arrested initially on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Later, on Monday night the charges were updated to include:
Diddy was arrested by campus police and then transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center, a little after 7:30 p.m. Sheriff’s Department officials told The Times it was set at $50,000 in their system.
According to The Wall Street Journal, he was released on bail late Monday night.
Justin is a red shirt junior defensive back for UCLA’s football team.
At this time, authorities have not released the name of the coach.
Well, that certainly escalated quickly. At first, I was a bit empathetic to Diddy, understanding that some coaches are a bit too aggressive. But the fact that he was at practice seems that he was the one who was infringing on the routine and then took it to another level when he didn’t like what he saw.
There was one person who had some interesting commentary about the situation. See what he had to say in the video below.
What do you make of this story? Are you surprised?