Snoop Dog’s football star son Cordell Broadus quit the football team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a second time. He rejoined the Bruins in March after he said he missed a game.
Los Angeles Times sports reporter Lindsey Thiry confirmed the news via Twitter Monday. “Cordell Broadus is no longer with the UCLA football team,” she wrote. “He's pursuing other passions, [Football coach] Jim Mora says.”
For those asking, no, not old news. He quit going into freshman season then returned this past spring. Not returning this fall.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) August 8, 2016
Speculation about Broadus’ status with the team first arose when he wasn’t at the first day of training camp. A report for the L.A. Daily News confirmed he wasn’t on the official roster. Steve Rourke, the UCLA associate director of communications, confirmed the news to TMZ Monday.
Aside from being the son of a famous rapper, Broadus is an exceptional athlete. He was one of the top high school wide receivers in the country and received a scholarship to play for UCLA’s football team last year.
While Thiry reported Broadus wanted to “pursue other interests,” a source told TMZ his head wasn’t in the game so he decided to quit. His other interests include, film, creating an underwear line and modeling.
When he quit in October 2014, Broadus wrote in an Instagram post that he only played football to please his famous father. “I played football for my father because I thought that was the only way he would love me and be apart of my life,” he wrote at the time. “It took me 12 years to realize he loves Cordell Broadus the person not Cordell Broadus the football player. The best day of my life was when I heard those exact words; I love you dad hope you have a great birthday.”
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