Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Opens Up About Argument with Son’s Coach
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was taken into custody in Los Angeles in June 2015 after reportedly swinging a kettlebell weight at University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, during an altercation following a practice.
He was subsequently charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.
Reports indicated the 45-year-old became upset when he overheard the coach berating his son Justin, but Combs insists he was only trying to communicate with the coach about how he was treating him.
He says, “What you got to understand in sports, you give your child up to those coaches and you have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons have to be able to take a lot, they can’t have no soft skin. But I think there’s a fine line, too, and I think there’s times when you have to communicate and find out what’s going on and be by your children’s side.
“At the end of the day, it’s just about communication for me. So I went there to communicate. Now I can’t speak about anything else that happened… (but) all the rumors that it was a big problem, it was just a miscommunication.”
Combs confirms he has been banned from attending his son’s practices, but he has been handed a legal reprieve after the Los Angeles County District Attorney rejected a felony case against him. However, the rapper could still face misdemeanor assault charges from the Los Angeles City Attorney