Yesterday, news broke that Justin Combs, son of Sean Combs and Misa Hylton-Brim was awarded a football scholarship to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Apparently, Diddy’s first-born is something like a big deal on the gridiron and many schools were clamoring for his skills.
Although he stands at just 5’9, ESPN reports that 17-year-old Combs is a three-star recruit and the No. 8 prospect in New York. He’ll be playing cornerback with next year’s UCLA Bruin team.
In a press conference to announce his intent, Justin told reporters that he picked UCLA after visiting the campus. “It was like love at first sight when I visited there,” Combs said. “I loved the whole tradition of UCLA and the school and the academics and just everything about it.”
Diddy released a statement beaming with pride.
“As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life,” Sean Combs said in a statement released by DKC Public Relations. “This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about. Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream.”
Although there is no doubt that Combs earned his spot on the team, some are wondering whether or not he should accept the free tuition considering his father’s wealth. As news of Justin Combs’ scholarship spread around the social networks, some suggested he attend the school and play for the team…on his father’s dime…and let someone else enjoy the free education.
But what do you think? Should Diddy pay for Justin Combs’ UCLA education and let someone else have the free ride or should he accept the free education and keep it pushing? Sound off!