The term “kettlebell” is certainly getting a lot of attention online. According to Google Trends, more than 200,000 searches for the word kettlebell came into their search engine on Monday, June 22, the same day that Sean “P. Diddy” or “Puff Daddy” Combs was arrested for allegedly going after his son’s coach with a heavy metal kettlebell. Google’s Hot Trends has yet to report how many “kettlebell” searches have come into their search engine on Tuesday.
As such, a Google search for the word kettlebell turns up plenty of reports about the incident. Reportedly, Combs became angry and used a kettlebell to swing it near the head of Sal Alosi, a man who coaches Sean’s son, Justin, at UCLA. The 45-year-old Diddy claimed his kettlebell attack was justified, reports Page Six, with Combs calling Alosi the real aggressor in the situation. Claims that kettlebell-wielding Diddy is a helicopter dad have surfaced.
Most folks who’ve ever used a heavy kettlebell in a high-intensity bootcamp class like CrossFit agree that they can be a serious weapon. Kettlebells come in a variety of weights, with 10-pound kettlebell weights up to 20- or 25-pound kettlebell weights being pretty popular. One common kettlebell workout includes what’s known as the “snatch” in CrossFit, whereby the kettlebell is snatched up in the air over the person’s head. Caution is often used when swinging a kettlebell forward in what’s known as “kettlebell swings” — and also when the kettlebell is used during the kettlebell squat exercises designed to build legs and glutes.
The Associated Press raw YouTube video description published on June 22 above calls the kettlebell a deadly weapon.
“Hip-hop music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Monday, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Combs’ son is on the UCLA football team. (June 23)”
As reported by the Inquisitr, Combs’ kettlebell assault was described as a felony — and it’s not the first time the hip-hop mogul has been in trouble with the law. Nor is it Coach Alosi’s first time being in trouble. In 1999, the coach suffered his own arrest in a case that involved the assault of three students — charges that were reduced to harassment. During that same year, Sean was in the center of melee at an upscale Manhattan night club, but was acquitted of weapons charges involving the case. Combs was arrested that same year for a record executive beating, an event for which he performed a mea culpa.
Now that Combs claims he grabbed the kettlebell in a defensive position, time will tell if Sean’s kettlebell assault charges will stick.
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