A story which broke yesterday concerning rapping mogul P Diddy and an alleged assault at the campus of his football playing son has taken a strange new turn.
According to reports, the person Diddy is accused of confronting at UCLA is a man who himself drew controversy during his time on the New York Jets staff.
Diddy himself was arrested by police on Monday afternoon for assault with a deadly weapon after apparently becoming unhappy with the treatment of his son by UCLA's football staff.
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TMZ have reported that the man who bore the brunt of the rapper's anger was Sol Alosi - New York Jets strength and conditioning coach back in 2010.
Alosi, as many Jets fans will likely remember, was the man caught up in the 'Tripgate' controversy that saw Miami Dolphins special teamer Nolan Carroll tripped on the sidelines as he attempted to chase down a punt. Alosi was believed to have instructed a wall of people to be set up on the sidelines to block any runners. He was fined by the franchise and ultimately lost his job as the scandal tainted his reputation.
Now, five years down the line and having swapped the NFL for college football, Alosi finds himself back in the headlines although this time most reports have him down as the victim.
With his son, Justin Combs, having come in for what he believed was harsh treatment P Diddy is accused of swinging a kettlebell at Sol Alosi as a confrontation turned nasty and the coach asked him to leave his office. The rapper's team, however, claim that he was acting in self-defense.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora has attempted to move on from the controversial event, describing it as an "unfortunate incident for all parties involved."
It remains to be seen how the police deal with the situation and whether Alosi presses any kind of charges against P Diddy. One thing is for certain, though, the relationship between Diddy Jr. and his UCLA coaching staff just got a little more awkward.
Jets fans: Do you remember the Tripgate drama, and was Alosi the man to blame? Have your say in the comments below...
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