*UCLA’s football coaches are reportedly against the prosecution of Sean “Diddy” Combs on assault charges in hopes that the whole drama will just go away quickly, reports TMZ.
As previously reported, Diddy allegedly swung a kettlebell at strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi after criticizing the way he was addressing his son Justin, a player on the team. Diddy claims he picked up the kettlebell in self-defense after Alosi and four others made an aggressive move.
Sources directly connected with the team say the coaches regret that the situation escalated to an arrest, TMZ reports. Although they believe Diddy is a bugaboo, they believe a courtroom spectacle would ultimately hurt the team.
Sources with direct knowledge of the confrontation between Diddy and Alosi tell the website that after the incident the coaches all decided to just let it go. They believe an intern called UCLA police and when the cops arrived, they asked to see the video and that was enough to arrest him.
According to TMZ, head coach Jim Mora does not want a criminal prosecution. However, the interns who were present and allegedly threatened could press the case if they are willing to go against Mora’s wishes.
The case will now proceed to the L.A. County D.A. for felony review next week, according to TMZ. The D.A. could prosecute even without victims. A video is reported to exist.