WESTWOOD—Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was arrested on Monday, June 22, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on the campus of UCLA, according to police.
Combs, 45, was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to a statement from campus police. The deadly weapon was a kettlebell, which is used frequently in weight training.
No one was seriously injured, according to reports. The charge is a felony and the musician’s bail was set at $50,000, sheriff department officials said. Combs was in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center by 7:37 p.m.
The hip-hop music mogul’s son, Justin Combs, is a red-shirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team and is on-campus for summer workouts with the team. In three years, he has played in seven games—four in 2014—and is credited for just four tackles in two seasons.
Justin Combs, who graduated from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, NY, in 2012, accepted a full merit-based athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA.
He turned down scholarship offers from Illinois, Virginia and Wyoming.
The victim in the case was strength and conditioning football coach Sal Alosi. Accordng to reports, Alosi had been bullying Justin Combs for quite some time and Sean Combs decided to confront the coach about his treatment towards his son.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” football coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
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.
He 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.