Sporting News: Snoop Dogg’s son offered scholarship from UCLA Bruins

28 06 2012

As I stated when Puff Daddy’s kid won a scholarship to UCLA, he earned it on his own merits, so he deserves it. I understand people being up in arms about money going to somebody who obviously has the means, but that doesn’t change the fact that the kid got it because he was worthy.

That said, why is UCLA giving a scholarship to a kid who has yet to step on the field with the varsity squad yet? Shouldn’t they wait until Snoop Junior is at least a Junior before deciding whether or not he has the goods?

I went to a game at the Rose Bowl a couple seasons ago, and the venue could really use a makeover. Maybe Snoop and Puffy can kick down some funds for a remodel…

– dEV

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PUBLISHED Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm EDT

Already listed at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds entering his sophomore season at Diamond Bar High School, Cordell Broadus has made a name for himself playing wide receiver and defensive back.

Of course, he was already well recognized as the son of rapper Snoop Dogg.

But now, he may start being noticed more for his on-field skills than his father as UCLA became the first school to offer him a scholarship, USA Today reported.

Broadus played for the freshman team last year.

“We’re expecting him to really lead us the next three years,” Diamond HS head coach Ryan Maine told ESPNLA. “Hopefully (our athletes) get bigger, stronger and keep leading this team.”

UCLA made news when it signed Justin Combs, the son of hip-hop superstar Sean “Diddy” Combs. UCLA came under fire by some for providing Combs with a $54,000 scholarship because he certainly could afford the tuition with scholarship assistance.

“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,” UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said in a statement. “Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds.”

(Original Story)




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