Sean “Diddy” Combs being arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (a kettlebell) in the UCLA weight room was shocking news in a slow week for college football headlines.
Combs’ son, Justin Combs, is a redshirt junior defensive back for the Bruins who was participating in offseason workouts when Diddy allegedly attacked UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi.
Justin Combs isn't the only college football player with a famous musician for a father.
De La Soul
Former Heisman runner-up Tre Mason is a year removed from leading the SEC in rushing and putting Auburn in the national championship game. His dad, Vincent, a rapper, producer and DJ forms one part of hip hop trio De La Soul.
Jesse Bongiovi is a junior cornerback for Notre Dame. He suffered a knee injury that kept him out last year. While the name looks a little different, the 80s hair band fans out there will know that’s the original, traditional spelling that rock star Jon Bon Jovi once had before his band took off in 1982.
In reggae circles, there has yet to be another performer as influential and revered as Bob Marley. Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, also had an inadvertent connection to college football. Marley’s son, Rohan, was a linebacker at the University of Miami and played on the same defensive unit with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ray Lewis. Rohan was the Hurricanes’ leading tackler in 1993.
Rohan’s son, and Bob’s grandson, Nico Marley is junior linebacker at Tulane. Marley had 82 tackles last season.
And, if UCLA needed to add to its friends and family karaoke night, Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus will join the team as a wide receiver. Broadus, No. 130 in the 2014 ESPN 300, was an Under Armour All-America selection last season.