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Friday 9 December 2016

Diddy out on bail after alleged kettlebell assault

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on the football team, police said.

Diddy (45) whose real name is Sean Combs, was freed late last night after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest.

Officials did not identify the victim of the assault or say what led to it. No one was seriously injured, university campus police said in a statement.

The jail records show that Combs' bail was $160,000, but sheriff's officials reached by phone said he posted $50,000. The reason for the discrepancy wasn't clear.

Combs' son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been working out on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.

The son of another major rap star also plays football for the Bruins. Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus is a wide receiver who signed with the team this year.

Football coach Jim Mora thanked his staff for their professionalism in handling the situation.

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"This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved," Mora said in the statement from campus police. "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' representatives did not immediately respond to requests for details or comment.

The arrest, first reported by TMZ, is the latest of several allegations of violence by Combs.

He was acquitted of bribery and weapons-related charges in connection with a 1999 shooting at a New York nightclub.

A jury cleared Combs of firing a weapon during the dispute that wounded three bystanders, as well as bribing his chauffeur to take the rap.

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