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Music mogul Diddy accused of assault with workout equipment

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FILE - In this July 26, 2013 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs of the new network Revolt TV addresses reporters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Police say hip-hop music mogul Combs has been arrested on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA police spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein confirmed that Combs was taken into custody by campus officers on Monday, June 22, 2015. Greenstein did not immediately provide further details. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this July 26, 2013 file photo, Sean “Diddy” Combs of the new network Revolt TV addresses reporters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Police say hip-hop music mogul Combs has been arrested on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA police spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein confirmed that Combs was taken into custody by campus officers on Monday, June 22, 2015. Greenstein did not immediately provide further details. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)


UPDATE: TMZ is claiming Sal Alosi, the team’s weight training coach is the alleged victim assaulted by Diddy.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail late Monday night 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 after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest, jail records showed.

Officials did not identify the victim of the assault or say what led to it. No one was seriously injured, 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.

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, Justin Combs attends The Levi's Pre-Grammy Party with Snoop Dogg at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Hip-hop music mogul Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested June 22, 2015, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles Monday afternoon, where his son is on the football team, police said. Combs' son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been practicing on campus.   (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, Justin Combs attends The Levi’s Pre-Grammy Party with Snoop Dogg at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Hip-hop music mogul Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested June 22, 2015, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles Monday afternoon, where his son is on the football team, police said. Combs’ son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been practicing on campus. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)

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.

“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.

Combs was arrested in 1999 for his involvement in the beating of former Interscope executive Steve Stoute in New York. Combs apologized, the charges were reduced, and he was ordered to attend an anger management class.

Combs and Stoute have since mended their relationship, appearing on stage together at Cannes in 2013.

Earlier this year, an Arizona man accused Combs of punching him in the face at a Super Bowl party. Combs was not arrested.

This story has been corrected to show the UCLA football team has been working out on campus, not practicing.

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