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New details emerge in Diddy kettlebell assault case

Sources say Sean Combs insists he acted in self defense against UCLA football coach
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More details have emerged about Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' alleged assaultof Sal Alosi, a UCLA football coaching staff member. Though no one was injured in the scuffle, Combswas charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery and was released on $50,000 bail, according to the university.

Combs will likely plead not guilty, claiming he acted in self-defense, a new source close to the music mogul tells TMZ. The dust-up stemmed from Combs taking issue with Alosibeing to hard on his son, Justin Dior Combs, a reserve defensive back for the UCLA football team. Combs reportedly went to Alosi's office to voice his concerns, and tensions quickly escalated. The source close to Combs says he grabbed a kettlebell weight and "held it up in a defensive position," though earlier reports from university policeclaim he swung the weight at Alosi, nearly missing his head. TMZ reports that there is video of the incident, though it has not surfaced yet.

Combs has developed a reputation for being a "helicopter dad," regularly attending practices for the team and chiming in on training and conditioning for his son.UCLA football's head coach Jim Mora called the scufflean "unfortunate incident for all parties involved"and that they would let the legal process run its course.

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