Diddy Arrested for Assault Following Fight With College Football Coach
Diddy was arrested for assault on the UCLA campus Monday afternoon after allegedly getting into a fight with a football coach at the school’s athletic facility. TMZ reports that the rapper’s son, Justin Combs, plays on UCLA’s team as a defensive back. UCLA police confirmed the arrest to an Orange County Register reporter.
Prior to the alleged incident, the coach had allegedly been “riding Justin, screaming intensely at him,” a source told TMZ, during a strength-and-conditioning exercise as Diddy watched on the sidelines. The source claimed that Diddy approached the coach in his office and grabbed the man.
Another source told the gossip site that the rapper had wanted to call the authorities himself but that someone took his phone from him. The rapper is reportedly still being held at the school’s campus jail.
“We are aware of the reports and are looking into the matter,” UCLA director of media relations Phil Hampton told USA Today. “We will share confirmed facts when they are available.”
A representative for Diddy declined to comment on the incident. A representative for the UCLA police department did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
USA Today reports that Justin Combs, a junior at the school, played in seven football games with the school’s Bruins team over the past two seasons as a reserve in the secondary, in addition to playing on special teams.
Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, released ”I Want the Love,” a new song featuring Meek Mill, last year under the name Puff Daddy. He unveiled the single as he was working on a new album, his first since 2010′s Last Train to Paris.