Ex-UCLA Coach: I Recruited Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Son To Play Football Because of His Famous Dad

Was Sean “Diddy” Combs' son recruited for the UCLA college football team because of his famous father?

That's the claim made by former head coach Rick Neuheisel during a Sirius XM radio interview.

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He was asked, “Let's be honest. You're only doing this because Puff Daddy was the dad.”

Neuheisel said, “When you're weighing the assets of what a youngster can do for your program, there was no question that had something to do with it for me.”

Neuheisel goes on to say Justin Combs doesn't have what it takes to be a strong player, but that he was willing to overlook that.

“His problem was his size. He's not big enough to be a dominant player. The fact that his father was an influential guy played into my decision to go ahead and offer him,” the former coach said.

He was then asked, “If he was not Puff Daddy’s kid, would he be playing for UCLA?”

Neuheisel bluntly replied, “Doubtful.”

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