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DA Declines Charges Against Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in Fight With UCLA Coach

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Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, seen here in 2011, was arrested June 22, 2015, by UCLA campus police. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to charge rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs with felony assault and battery on a UCLA intern and an assistant football coach during a dispute over the singer’s son, a player on the Bruins squad.

Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said prosecutors declined to file felony charges related to his June 22 arrest. The case was referred to the Los Angeles city attorney to decide whether Combs’ conduct amounts to a misdemeanor. The prosecutors received the case Tuesday.

UCLA police arrested Combs on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery after he reportedly swung a kettlebell weight during a confrontation at a UCLA gym.

Combs posted $160,000 bond within hours of his arrest following the reported skirmish with strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi. The performer has adamantly denied that he was in the wrong, saying he defended himself.

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