WESTWOOD—Los Angeles prosecutors have set an informal hearing on October 15 to resolve the case involving rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs after a June altercation with a coach on UCLA’s campus.
UCLA police arrested the hip-hop mogul on June 20 after he allegedly swung a kettlebell weight during an altercation with the Bruins strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi. He was allegedly confronting Alosi about bullying his son, Justin Combs, a player on the team.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Spokesman, Rob Wilcox, confirmed that the October meeting will determine whether Combs should be charged with a misdemeanor for the incident, undergo anger management counseling or make a restitution payment. According to Wilcox, charges are rarely filed after an informal conference.
City attorneys received the case after county prosecutors declined to file a felony case against Combs in July. The hip-hop mogul has claimed he was simply defending himself and his son.
A month ago, Diddy posted a caption alongside a picture of his son in uniform to his personal Instagram page publicizing his continued support for the UCLA football program.
“What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son,” said Combs’ spokesperson after the arrest. “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”
A day after Diddy’s arrest, Justin posted a picture with his father on his Instagram account.
“I thank God for having a father that’s always there for me.. Love you pops!” he said.
Justin, a redshirt junior defensive back, remains a part of the UCLA football, despite playing very little throughout his first three years with the Bruins.
The 21-year-old will be on the sidelines this Saturday, September 12, as UCLA travels to UNLV for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Sam Boyd Stadium.