Much buzz the last day or so has been over whether Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs son Justin Dior Combs should accept a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA. ‘Diddy’ whose estimated net worth is at $500 million dollars according to Forbes. However does Diddy’s great wealth automatically disqualify his son from receiving and accepting an athletic scholarship? Those that are crying over the fact that Justin Combs received a scholarship are not looking at the achievement and gratification that goes into accepting a scholarship for the athlete and parent. A high school athlete who aspires to be a college athlete has to put in hours of extra practice to hone in on their sport. Many times a parent is very influential in guiding a child to not only play but to excel in a sport. From hitting ground balls on the weekend, to seeking the best private instructors, to giving small tips on the phone after a bad game. Parents do much of the grit work for many young athletes. So, to ask Diddy and his son to not accept a scholarship that was earned by athletic achievement, is not only hurtful to Justin; but hurtful to a parent who may be even more excited than his son.
On another note if Diddy wants to still pay for his son's schooling after the fact or give a nice check covering his sons athletic scholarship expenses to UCLA. I think everyone would be grateful, and it would be a very noble deed.