It seems Sean "Diddy" Combs' outburst earlier this week at a UCLA football practice wasn't a random act of rage. The hip-hop mogul's son Justin Combs had allegedly been "bullied" by strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi long before Diddy's arrest on Monday.
According to Page Six, Justin-- a redshirt junior defensive back for the university-- had endured years of unfair treatment at the hands of Alosi and had just recently been kicked out of practice.
From Page Six:
"'Justin has been bullied for nearly three years,' said a source, adding Alosi’s been riding him 'in front of the team. It's been over the top.' The source said that Justin, a redshirt junior, 'has taken it — and done what’s expected of him.' But 'Justin has been a real target of this coach, who’s been bullying him, and [Alosi] kicked him out of practice and told him to go home and not to come back till the end of the summer.'
The source said it was when the hip-hop mogul found his son at home that he headed to UCLA with Justin. 'Sean wanted to go down there to see what happened. He went with no entourage, no security. Just to talk to the coach. He wanted to figure out the problem. The coach refused to talk,' our source said."
The altercation reportedly escalated when Alosi told Diddy to get out of his office or he would call the police. Diddy urged him to do so and somewhere a kettlebell weight was allegedly thrown into the mix.
As we previously reported, Combs was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. He was released late Monday night after posting $50,000 bail.
Combs' rep has since released a statement, calling the event and subsequent charges "wholly inaccurate" and claiming that Combs acted in self-defense.
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