The rapper’s son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back for the school and Diddy felt that the strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, was being too hard on his son so he confronted the coach.
This ended up leading to an altercation between the two men in which the Ciroc-lover swung a kettlebell at Alosi! Shortly after he was arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and battery.
Since then the head coach, Jim Mora, has said he does NOT want a criminal prosecution of the 45-year-old dad, even though the case is still pending with the LA City Attorney’s office.
Well now, the rapper has broken his silence regarding the altercation. On Monday, Diddy sat down with Power 105‘s The Breakfast Club and told them:
“When you have a child that plays sports, you’re actually giving your child up to those coaches. You have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons, they have to be able to take a lot, you can’t have no soft skin. But I think there’s a fine line, too, and I think that there’s times when you have to just communicate and find out what’s going on and be by your children’s side.”
He went on to add,
“At the end of the day, it’s just about communication. I went there to communicate ├óΓé¼┬ª It was just a miscommunication. Anybody can relate to if you feel like you have to go and straighten something out for your child.”
He also went on to say the he’s not sure if he’s allowed to visit the UCLA campus anymore to watch his son’s football practice, though we doubt that’s really high on his list of worries at the moment.
Combs using the “miscommunication” as the reasoning for the events that transpired was very well-advised. It falls perfectly in line with the rest of what he said and toes the line between admitting he needs to give responsibility to his coaches and the fact that he’ll stand up for his kids.
Well played, Diddy.
We’ll see what happens as his court case continues, but for now he seems to be playing it smart by not pointing fingers or admitting to blame.
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