"Sources familiar with the case tell us, the L.A. City Attorney will conduct an informal office hearing where Diddy will appear, accompanied by his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and others involved in the incident. The hearing is set for October 15th. The hearing officer could simply warn Diddy not to fly off the handle again, or he could ask him to attend a few anger management classes."
Thus ends the kettlebell saga. Probably.
Update (6/24): Diddy's camp—Combs Enterprises!—has released a statement about his Monday arrest:
"The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed."
TMZ sources say Diddy acted "in SELF DEFENSE and was not the aggressor." What the dispute was about, nobody knows, although there's word that the hip hop king took issue with how strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was "riding Justin Badly." There's supposed to be video of the incident somewhere.
The L.A. County Sherriff's Department booked Diddy on a felony charge on Monday evening. UCLA head football coach Jim Mora had the following to say:
"I'm thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time."
Please nobody ever hit another person with a kettleball. That would be brutal and bad.