P. Diddy Asked UCLA Football Coach Rick Neuheisel Who He Was During Son’s Campus Tour
P. Diddy’s altercation with UCLA strength and conditioning coordinator Sal Alosi is all anyone is talking about–and for good reason.
Former Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel provided some details on the incident on his radio show yesterday.
“There was a little history there,” Neuheisel said. “Justin had missed some workouts prior to this and had said to Sal that he was doing workouts with his dad’s private trainer. There are discretionary workouts and mandatory workouts. The NCAA has a window of time. Discretionary workouts, he missed, which he’s allowed to — they’re discretionary. He had said he’s working out with his dad’s trainer.
“So somehow, yesterday, and I still have a little pulse of what’s going on out there, Justin looks a little out of shape, and there was something said. He was actually removed from the workout. (Diddy) got the report from Justin and marched over.”
There, Diddy allegedly assaulted Alosi and swung a kettlebell at someone after Diddy was pulled off. But Neuheisel says this news may not have even gotten out if not for cameras in the weight room.
Those pesky cameras. Always causing trouble.
Neuheisel also shared a spectacular story on Justin Combs’ recruitment.
“I took them on their campus tour,” Neuheisel said. “A half-hour into it, (Diddy) asked me who I was. He said, ‘Tell me what you do, Rick.’ I said I’m the head football coach here. He said, ‘You’re giving us the tour?’ I said, ‘Absolutely, this is my school. This is where I went. I want to give you a feel of what it’s like to be a student.’ … When you’re weighing the assets of what a youngster can do for your program, there’s no question (being Diddy’s son) had something to do with it for me. Justin is a great kid. His problem was his size. He’s not big enough to be a dominant player. Could he be productive? Yes. The fact his father was an influential guy played into my decision to go ahead and offer him.”
Somehow I don’t have a hard time believing Diddy was that oblivious to Neuheisel’s role. His mind is always busy with boat party plans and dollar signs.
[H/T: Coaching Search]