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Snoop Dogg's Son Offered UCLA Football Scholarship
UCLA's future football team is shaping up to look a lot like a VH-1 special on the sons of famous rappers. With a scholarship going to Justin Combs, son of Sean "Diddy" Combs, they're looking to add another celeb offspring to the roster.
The school's head football coach Jim L. Mora has offered Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, a scholarship for 2015, according to National Football Post.
Broadus, a 6'2" and 185-pound student at Diamond Bar High School will be a sophomore next year, and was a standout on his freshman team. The Bruins are the first team to offer Broadus a scholarship.
UCLA has come under fire for offering scholarships to children from well-known wealthy families, however the school has made it clear that sports scholarships are based on ability, and not the financial status of the student. In response to the public reaction to Combs' scholarship, UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez issued the following statement: “Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student’s financial need. Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds."
A recent estimate puts Los Angeles native Snoop Dogg's net worth at $110 million.
Snoop Dogg told ESPN that his sons Cordell and 2012 Diamond Bar High grad Corde "Spanky" Broadus had "normal existences" and a drama-free household. Snoop has coached youth football for several years.