Sean "P. Diddy/Diddy/Puff Daddy" Combs probably thought he was being a pretty good parent when he allegedly assaulted a UCLA football coach with a kettlebell. According to TMZ breaking the story the situation has gone from bad to worse, with the rapper/producer now being charged with making a terrorist threat.
We're told Campus Police took the music mogul into custody early Monday afternoon. Diddy's son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the team. We're told the fight went down at the UCLA athletic facility. One source says a strength and conditioning coach was screaming at Justin on the field during a strength and conditioning session. We're told the coach "was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him." Diddy watched the whole thing from the sideline.
At some point later, we're told Diddy confronted the coach in his office and grabbed him. Diddy was arrested for assault.
...Sources connected with Diddy tells us the rap mogul is adamant he acted in SELF DEFENSE and was not the aggressor. Our Diddy sources tell us ... Diddy insists the drama began during a workout session yesterday because strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was "riding Justin badly" and told him not to come back until the end of the summer.
Diddy went to the campus today to speak with Alosi -- believing he has an "issue" with Justin -- but things didn't go well when he arrived to campus.
Our Diddy sources say the coach would not see him and staff told him to leave ... but Diddy went to Alosi's office instead where Alosi told him to get out and threatened to call security if he didn't leave. We're told Diddy said, "Fine, I'll call police" ... and Alosi snapped -- going after Diddy with his hands. We're told Diddy insists he grabbed a kettlebell and held it up in a defensive position ... but did not attack with an intent to injure the coach.
Our UCLA sources tell us Diddy confronted Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi while Alosi was on the phone. We're told Diddy was told to "hang on" but he wasn't having it and picked up a kettlebell and swung it, narrowly missing Alosi. One source said if Diddy had connected, it could have killed Alosi. Diddy was initially held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because witnesses say he swung a kettlebell at Alosi -- but later that night, officials tacked on more charges:
-- 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon
-- 1 count of making terrorist threats
-- 1 count of battery
It appears Diddy was allegedly screaming threats at Alosi -- and the 5 or 6 people who rushed in to break up the fight. Diddy was eventually released on bail after posting $50k bond -- but this case is far from over.