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Sean 'Diddy' Combs to meet with prosecutors over football clash

Sean 'Diddy' Combs is set to meet with prosecutors to thrash out a deal to avoid criminal charges over a bust-up with his son's football coach.

The hip-hop veteran was arrested in June (15) on suspicion of swinging a kettlebell weight at Sal Alosi following a practice session at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus.


Felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats, and battery were subsequently dismissed, but Combs, 45, faced the possibility that Los Angeles prosecutors could pursue misdemeanour assault charges against him.


However, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney has now confirmed Combs is to attend a meeting with prosecutors in a bid to put together a deal to avoid charges, with the rapper facing punishment such as community service or a fine.


Spokesman Rob Wilcox tells the New York Daily News, "It's an informal proceeding that will determine if there are alternatives to filing charges - which could include restitution, anger-management classes or community service."


The meeting is scheduled for 15 October (15).