Diddy was arrested this week for allegedly attacking UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi. He was officially charged with 3 counts of assault with a deadly weapon (kettle bell), 1 count of making terrorist threats, and 1 count of battery. He was released after posting bond.
This all started when Diddy saw Coach Alosi yelling at his son Justin during practice. Now, getting irrationally angry at your kids’ sporting events is an age old american tradition. If your mom never got kicked out of a high school gymnasium for calling bullshit on the ref that gave you three fouls in the 4th quarter, frankly I think you gotta ask yourself if she really loves you. In this case though I think the artist former known as Puff Daddy aka the artist formerly known as Puffy aka [etc. etc.] was off the mark.
Everybody that’s ever played a serious sport in high school or college knows that the strength and conditioning coach’s only job is to make you want to lift weights. How do they do that? They try to make you mad as hell and then cross their fingers and hope you take your anger out in the gym. It’s a pretty effective method too because you’d have to be a lunatic to try to fight an S&C coach. Every strength coach you meet has some form of meathead PTSD with a bunch of nerve damage and pent up rage. It seems like at any moment they’re a stubbed toe away from doing something that’ll start a nationwide debate on gun control.
Having said that, I should also mention that Sal Alosi is kind of a dick. He was on the coaching staff of The NYJets for a time before being forced to resign in 2011. Why, you ask?
So overall, even though Diddy overreacted here, I respect him for having the balls to go after this dude. Diddy’s making a strong case for himself as “Hood Dad of the Year” and that’s grabbing him a 10 point SC boost