How Will Diddy’s Mess Affect UCLA’s NCAA Football Odds?
The latest NCAA Football betting headlines have featured ‘Diddy’ Combs and his latest arrest in UCLA. If you thought Sean Combs was headed for a lengthy prison term after his arrest last month for allegedly swinging a kettlebell at a UCLA football coach, you don’t know Diddy. On Thursday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said that prosecutors have decided not to pursue felony charges related to the incident. Combs could still face a misdemeanor charge, as the matter was referred to the Los Angeles city attorney. The music mogul and entrepreneur was said to have confronted strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi after the latter had chastised Combs’s son Justin, a reserve defensive back with the Bruins, while Diddy was attending a practice.
Lets Analyze How Will Diddy’s Mess Affect UCLA’s NCAA Football Odds?
No one was injured in the altercation, but Sean Combs was arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Following the June 22 arrest, a representative for Combs Enterprises issued this statement: “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.” On Thursday, Mark Geragos, an attorney for Combs, had this to say (via the Los Angeles Times): “We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”
How Did It All Go Down
The incident allegedly began when Alosi sharply criticized Justin Combs and the defensive back’s father went to Alosi’s office, TMZ reported. From TMZ: 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.
TMZ later reported that sources said Alosi was “riding Justin badly” and told Diddy not to come back until the end of the summer. Alosi refused to discuss the matter with the elder Combs and the incident unfolded when Alosi told him to get out of his office and threatened to call security. The update, from Combs’s side, from TMZ: 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. There has been no comment yet from Combs or Alosi.
Is it Coach Aloisi to Blame for This?
If the coach’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he made headlines in the fall of 2010 when, as the strength and conditioning coach of the New York Jets, he tripped a Miami Dolphins player running down the sideline after a punt. Alosi was suspended and fined by the Jets, then resigned from the team the following year. He was hired by UCLA in 2012. Combs has lavished gifts upon his children, giving Justin a $360,000 Maybach when he turned 16. He also gave him $10,000 (which he donated to Haiti earthquake relief) and a bash at a New York hot spot, Us magazine reported in 2010.
“I think it’s appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids,” he explained on ABC’s Web site. “I feel the way I raise my children, I don’t have to explain to you or anyone else, ’cause nobody knows the way I raise my children. So nobody knows the lessons that I’ve taught my children to understand, if they are mentally ready for that.”