Following news that Justin Combs, son of Sean “Diddy” Combs, had earned a football scholarship to UCLA a number of people were eager to step forward with their opinion on the matter. Most recently, FOX News host Bill O’Reilly voiced his opinion on the controversial topic.
While O’Reilly did congratulate Combs on earning the scholarship he went on to state that he believes the scholarship should be returned and given to someone else due to Diddy’s wealth.
“[Diddy] should’ve said, you know what, we’re not gonna take it. We’re gonna give it to another kid, because there only are a certain amount of scholarships, even though they’re corporate paid, they are limited, so they should’ve stepped back, paid their own way and let another kid have the scholarship,” said O’Reilly, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Combs will still be receiving a full athletic scholarship to UCLA and despite critiques from others UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vasquez has defended awarding the scholarship to Combs.