Diddy Avoids Felony Charges Over UCLA Fight [Details]

Rucuss staffJuly 4, 2015

Diddy can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has declined to file felony charges against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for an alleged dispute with UCLA football assistant coach Sal Alosi.

The Bad Boy CEO was arrested last week on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and making criminal threats after he allegedly swung a kettlebell weight during a confrontation with Alosi in a campus gym at UCLA. Diddy was allegedly confronting Alosi who had allegedly been picking on his son Justin Combs, who has played for the UCLA Bruins since 2012.

Nobody was seriously harmed in the altercation, according to a news release from the university. Combs has maintained that he was defending himself and his son.

“We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter,” Combs’ attorney Mark Geragos said in a statement. “This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”

The case was referred to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office to decide whether Combs will face misdemeanor charges, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

Justin is a redshirt junior defensive back at UCLA. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.

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