Entertainment mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs, aka Puff Daddy, was released on bail Monday night just hours after being arrested during an on-campus altercation with a UCLA football coach. Combs allegedly swung a kettle bell at the coach and threatened his life, authorities said.
Mr. Combs was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex, according to a statement from the university. The UCLA Police Department later updated the allegations to include three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.
Combs had a physical altercation with the strength and conditioning coach on the football team, Nancy Greenstein, a spokeswoman for the department, told KTLA. Combs’ son, Justin Combs, is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, according to the UCLA Bruins website.
The Monday night incident didn’t result in anyone being seriously injured according to the university statement.
“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,” UCLA football Coach Jim Mora said in the statement. “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
Combs was placed into Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department custody Monday evening and taken to the Inmate Reception Center, county inmate records showed. He was released just after 10 p.m. after posting bail, records showed.