They say that when a lawyer can't win on the facts, he should win on the law. But what happens when he can't win on that either and his client is a hip-hop mogul and celebrity facing felony charges in Los Angeles County?
Well, he tries to win in the court of public opinion, of course! After all, it worked for Orenthal James! That and Johnny Cochrane proclaiming "If they don't fit, you must acquit."
It looks like Diddy may just be trying to win in the court of public opinion (and maybe poison the jury pool in the process).
Here's the latest from TMZ. Their sources are claiming that UCLA Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi has "engaged in psychological warfare against Justin for the past 3 years. Our sources say Alosi was verbally abusive to the extreme -- publicly humiliating Diddy's son on numerous occasions."
Give me a freakin' break.
In three years, there's never been anything but good things said about the work that Sal Alosi has done with the Bruins. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch.
If there's another way to say it, I'd add that too.
It sounds to me like they know that the security cameras have Mr. Combs dead to rights. I mean, after all, the reports we've all heard by now say that when UCPD showed up the officers did their best impression of longtime NYC and DC sportscaster Warner Wolf.
Knowing what the video is going to show when it's played for a jury, "sources" who are obviously spinning the media for Diddy and his attorneys have started to try to smear Coach Alosi.
I get it. The guy made a pretty big mistake when he tripped the Dolphins player while working for the Jets.
But, to come out and say that Alosi has "engaged in psychological warfare for three years"? That's just ridiculous.
Let's assume for a moment that this were true. Wouldn't there have been rumors of this sort of thing going on? Would Alosi really limit that specifically to Justin Combs?
By all accounts, Justin comes across as a good kid.
He's well-liked enough on the team that an earlier report from TMZ today said that several key players were calling for Justin to be back on the squad.
Come on, now. Justin is 21 years old. If he has a problem with Alosi that's existed that long, shouldn't he be discussing that first with his position coach, Demetrice Martin, and, lacking satisfaction, wouldn't he go talk with head coach Jim Mora?
Can anyone see Jim Mora, a guy who talks about helping his players achieve their dreams, ignoring a player's complaint and allowing a coach to engage in "psychological warfare"?
Don't get me wrong. There's plenty of things to call Jim Mora out for -- not beating Oregon or Stanford, getting into a screaming match with his Defensive Coordinator on the sidelines of a game, and the constant coach speak that he uses to avoid answering tough questions, to name just a few,
But, so far, Jim Mora has run the program in a Woodenesque way. He hasn't gotten the results Bruin fans expect yet and he absolutely needs to be accountable for that, but this claim is so ridiculous it's unbelievable.
Various news outlets reported this morning that UCLA coaches wanted to see the charges dropped altogether and Diddy repays that by making outrageous accusations.
Thankfully, no one at UCLA can make these charges just go away. That's up to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. And, according to an article yesterday on BRO, the DA's office plans to pursue the charges.
Tune in tomorrow as we assess the latest attempt by Diddy to spin his way out of felony charges.