Sean Combs Escapes Felony Charges For UCLA Kettlebell Assault

On June 22, 2015, Sean Combs was arrested for an alleged assault against Sal Alosi, assistant football coach for UCLA. During the alleged assault, Sean Combs swung a kettlebell at Alosi. No one was injured during the altercation.

Combs was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, making terroristic threats, and battery. Combs was booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department at 7:37 p.m. By 9:50 p.m., Combs posted bail, and was released.

At a UCLA practice that Sean Combs was present for, Alosi chastised Combs’ son, Justin. A UCLA source commented to TMZ about how the incident happened. According to the source, Sean Combs went to confront Sal Alosi, but Alosi was on the phone and told Combs to “hang on.” Combs then picked up a kettlebell and swung it at Alosi, barely missing him. The source claimed that if the kettlebell would have made contact, Alosi could have died.

UCLA coach Jim Mora was relieved that no one was hurt during the incident.

“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. 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.”

Yesterday, a spokesperson for Los Angeles County district attorney’s office stated that prosecutors will not be pursuing felony charges against Sean Combs. Mark Geragos, Combs’ lawyer, released a statement after the district attorney’s office made their announcement.

“We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”

A representative from Combs Enterprises released a statement about the arrest and incident.

“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

Just because the Los Angeles district attorney’s office will not be pursuing felony charges does not mean that the case will be completely dismissed. The Sean Combs case has now been sent to the city attorney of Los Angeles and the city attorney could pursue misdemeanor charges against Combs.

Do you think Sean Combs should be facing felony charges? Do you think that the incident happened the way it has been reported?

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