LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on the football team, police said.
Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was freed late Monday night after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest, jail records showed.READ MORE: 2 Islanders Games Postponed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
No one was seriously injured, campus police said in a statement.
Officials did not identify the victim of the assault or say what led to it. But according to the website TMZ.com, the confrontation involved Combs and UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, who resigned from the New York Jets’ staff after tripping an opposing player from the sideline during the 2010 season.
The jail records show that Combs’ bail was $160,000, but sheriff’s officials reached by phone said he posted $50,000. The reason for the discrepancy wasn’t clear.
Combs’ son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been working out on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.
The son of another major rap star also plays football for the Bruins. Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is a wide receiver who signed with the team this year.
Football coach Jim Mora thanked his staff for their professionalism in handling the situation.READ MORE: Stolen French Bulldog Found Safe On Long Island, Burglary Investigation Continues
“This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” Mora said in the statement from campus police. “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
Combs’ representatives did not immediately respond to requests for details or comment.
The arrest, first reported by TMZ, is the latest of several allegations of violence by Combs.
He was acquitted of bribery and weapons-related charges in connection with a 1999 shooting at a New York nightclub. A jury cleared Combs of firing a weapon during the dispute that wounded three bystanders, as well as bribing his chauffeur to take the rap.
Combs was arrested in 1999 for his involvement in the beating of former Interscope executive Steve Stoute in New York. Combs apologized, the charges were reduced, and he was ordered to attend an anger management class.
Combs and Stoute have since mended their relationship, appearing on stage together at Cannes in 2013.
Earlier this year, an Arizona man accused Combs of punching him in the face at a Super Bowl party. Combs was not arrested.MORE NEWS: David Robinson, 53, Arrested For Murder Of Woman Who Died After Falling Down Stairs At Subway Station
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