Prosecutors declined to file felony charges related to his June 22 arrest, Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, confirmed to PEOPLE on Thursday. “The case was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing considerations,” he said in an email.
Combs, 45, whose son Justin is a member of the college’s football team, got into a heated altercation with a strength and conditioning coach, allegedly swinging a kettle bell weight during the skirmish.
He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery.
A spokesman for the music mogul later released a statement saying that “any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”