On Monday, Combs allegedly assaulted strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi with a kettlebell after seeing Alosi ‘screaming intensely’ at Combs’ son Justin during a football drill. No one was seriously injured during the incident according to campus police.
Combs’ posted a $50,000 bail and was released.
While Combs may appear to have just been defending his son, both he and Alosi were at fault in this incident and here’s why:
Combs’ and Alosi’s Histories
This is not the first time Combs and Alosi have been involved in controversy, especially when it comes to assaulting someone.
Combs was previously arrested for his role in the beating of former Interscope Records executive Steve Stoute in 1999. His charges were later reduced and he was court-ordered to attend an anger management class.
On the other side of things, Alosi previously served in the same position (strength/conditioning coach) for the New York Jets under head coach Rex Ryan. In 2010, he was infamous for tripping Miami Dolphins DB Nolan Carroll during a game between the two teams. Alosi was fined $25000 and suspended without pay for the rest of the season.
The Nature of Football
Considering the nature of football (college/pro) where testosterone-filled men coach other testosterone-filled men to victory, yelling is almost as normal as breathing. It usually happens when someone does something very well or very poorly.
In this case, no one knows exactly what caused Alosi to yell at Justin Combs other than the people involved. My guess is that he did something very poorly.
Combs is a redshirt junior DB and has only played in seven total games since he joined the Bruins in 2012.
Since he isn’t exactly dominating the football field, I’m sure Alosi probably had a good reason to yell at him. Diddy just did what every other parent probably would have done in this situation but not to the same extent. Assaulting someone for yelling at his son isn’t going to get him Father of the Year awards. Even so, that doesn’t mean that Alosi should be allowed to do as he pleases.
Alosi should be thankful that someone was willing to give him a second chance. Also, he’s the strength coach not the head coach. Losing his mind during a drill isn’t going to get him a promotion anytime soon.
Hopefully, Diddy will lessen his involvement with his son while he attends UCLA and hopefully, Alosi will not trip someone else as punishment for this embarrassing incident.