Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested by the UCLA Police Department on Monday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell.
Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the football team.
UCLA director of community relations Nancy Greenstein confirmed the arrest to USA TODAY Sports and the university issued a statement saying the altercation took place at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex.
No one was seriously injured. Officials did not identify the victim of the assault but TMZ reported that Diddy, 45, got into a dispute with UCLA assistant football coach, Sal Alosi, a former New York Jets strength coach who was suspended by the NFL in 2010 for tripping a player.
The hip-hop music mogul was moved to Los Angeles County jail with a bail set for $160,000, according to public records, but sheriff’s officials reached by phone said he posted $50,000, the Associated Press reported. The reason for the discrepancy wasn’t clear.
He was freed late Monday night after posting bail, several hours after his arrest, jail records showed, according to the AP.
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said in a statement issued through the school. “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.”
Combs, a 5-foot-7 redshirt junior, played in a combined seven games for the Bruins over the past two seasons as a reserve in the secondary while also playing on special teams. He has four career tackles.
The son of another major rap star also plays football for the Bruins. Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is a wide receiver who signed with the team this year.