Nearly five years ago, Sal Alosi became notorious throughout the NFL for arranging a wall of bodies along the edge of the field for the purposes of impeding the opposing team’s gunner on punt coverage. Alosi took the fall for the tactic that tripped up Dolphins special-teamer Nolan Carroll during a game, and Alosi eventually left the team.
Alosi now serves as the strength and conditioning coach at UCLA, and he’s in the middle of another controversy.
Per multiple reports, Alosi is the assistant coach allegedly assaulted by the rapper and entertainment mogul Diddy, whose son plays at UCLA. Apparently, Alosi was riding Diddy Jr. a little too aggressively at a workout session on Sunday. Diddy went to see Alosi on Monday, and something happened between the two men.
It’s still not clear what occurred, and the facts eventually may be sorted out in a court of law.
Diddy was arrested for assault, but he claims he was acting in self-defense. Diddy’s defense of himself includes, he claims, lifting a kettlebell in a defensive posture. Via TMZ, however, Diddy is accused of swinging the kettlebell at Alosi, nearly hitting him.
Apart from the question of whether Diddy or Alosi was the aggressor, it probably makes sense for the father of an adult male to stay out any potential issues between that adult male and one of his football coaches.