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Former UCLA Coach Neuheisel Weighs In On Diddy Incident

Christian Petersen/Getty Images has one of the more interesting takes on the P. Diddy incident.

Former Bruin Coach and Current Bruin Dad Rick Neuheisel discussed the situation on his SiriusXM College Sports Nation radio show. In general, he supported the statement issued by Coach Mora, but he went on to say some other interesting things.

The article quote the elder Neuheisel:

What I learned was they were going to let this go, because the UCLA folks didn’t want to press charges. But when the campus police arrived on the scene, they looked at the film.

Neuheisel also discussed his recruitment of Justin Combs. He admitted that it was "doubtful" Combs would be playing if not for his famous father. CRN said this about his decision to extend a scholarship offer:

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.

He also shared a story about a campus tour he gave to Justin and Diddy. Neuheisel said:

I took them on their campus tour. 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.

Very interesting story, indeed....

Go Bruins!!!