‘Diddy’ Dodges Felony Charges For Kettlebell Assault
Diddy was arrested on June 22 on three counts of assault against his son’s football coach. The music producer was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, a second count of terrorist threats, and a third count of battery.
His representative released a statement on June 23 to E! News alleging that reports of the incident were “wholly inaccurate”. “Any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son,” the report read. “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”
Los Angeles County District Attorney Ricardo Santiago affirmed Diddy’s rep’s confidence when he declined to charge Combs with assault and battery on Thursday, July 2.
Diddy’s attorney and CNN legal analyst, Mark Geragos, expressed gratitude for Santiago’s ruling.
“We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been a part of the criminal justice system to begin with.”
Though a sigh of relief for the Bad Boy mogul, his case was passed on to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for further consideration to be filed as a misdemeanor.
Diddy’s son, Justin Combs is a redshirt defensive back on the UCLA football team. Though the future of his athletic career have yet to be addressed, Justin can rest assured that his father’s assault case has sparked a workout phenomenon called “The Diddy Workout“. Personal trainers are incorporating kettlebell reps accompanied with grunting the rapper’s catchphrase, “take that” into their routines.