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Talk back: Snoop Dogg's son offered UCLA football scholarship

June 27, 2012 | 11:05 am

Snoog Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, coaches his son Cordell at a 2005 practice for the Snoop Youth Football League, the rapper's non-profit.

It appears UCLA could soon have quite the star-studded football roster.

Cordell Broadus, a sophomore wide receiver at Diamond Bar High School and son of rapper Snoop Dogg, received his first scholarship offer from UCLA Coach Jim Mora, the high school announced Monday via Twitter.

Talk back LAUniversity officials declined to comment on the reported offer, saying NCAA rules prohibited them from talking about the status of recruits, but Diamond Bar Coach Ryan Maine told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Mora called him Sunday with the news.

“He said he didn’t find out until after that he was Snoop’s son,” Maine told the newspaper. “He said he liked his competitive nature, his size and his frame, especially for him only being a sophomore.”

The report comes a month after another music mogul’s son — Justin Combs, the 18-year-old son of hip-hop’s Sean “Diddy” Combs — made headlines for accepting a scholarship to play football at UCLA this fall. After news spread that Combs had accepted the $54,000 offer from the cash-strapped school, some wondered whether he should return it.

University officials stressed that merit-based athletic scholarships did not affect need-based scholarships awarded to other students because they are funded through different means.

A 14-year-old with three years left of high school, Broadus has plenty of time to make up his mind about college football, but some commenters already wondered whether his offer would create a similar discussion.

“I can’t wait to see all the posts from all the snivelers complaining about the fact that Snoop Jr. will be going to school on the state’s nickel,” reader djack80 wrote.

What do you think? Should scholarships be offered to children of wealthy celebrities, even if they are merit-based? Let us know by tweeting @LANow or by leaving a comment on our Local Facebook page or in the comments section below.

Should scholarships be offered to kids of wealthy celebrities, even if they're merit-based?

Cordell Broadus, a sophomore wide receiver at Diamond Bar High School and son of rapper Snoop Dogg, received his first scholarship offer from UCLA Coach Jim Mora, the high school announced Monday via Twitter.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW · Wed, Jun 27 2012 16:50:16

@LAnow it's more an issue of should wealthy parents accept the scholarships. Not an issue of merit. The kids deserve it when they work hardTravis Sevilla
@LANow Daddy should be paying.Jim Hollywood
YES!!!! It they earned the scholarship, applied for it....then yes because maybe the parent is teaching them MORAL ECONOMIC values..... !Habibati Noora Damoulay
here's an idea: "merit-based" means "merit-based".Edward Santiago
How else will they get new rich boosters? Duuuhhhh...Roger Hicks
can you imagine, if the kid was hanging on the streets, pulling C's, people would criticize him for being lazy and planning on living off his inheritance. This is a kid who, "not needing too", has excelled in many areas. OF COURSE he deserves what he has EARNED. As far as the parents becoming donors, I am sure that has not escaped the Athletic Department's notice as a possibility, but hey if they do, that will be even more money for them to use for other deserving students. Still USC will beat them. Fight On :)Kathy Richardson Erickson
Yes! If the child earned it then they should get it! It's about self achievement and not riding on Mom and Dad's money ticket.Branigan Pan
And by the way - he only got the scholarship because the university wants his dad to donate lots of money. He will probably never even see play time.Cara Catanzaro Rule
Sure - but then the wealthy celebrity should donate it back in the form of another scholarship.Cara Catanzaro Rule
@LANow We had many guys earn scholarships at SC whose parents could easily cover tuition. It represents more than just $: they earned it.Mitch Mustain
 

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Photo: Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, coaches his son Cordell at a 2005 practice for the Snoop Youth Football League, the rapper's nonprofit organization. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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