NOLA.com- Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus will sign with an FBS program on National Signing Day and play college football with one of several programs recruiting the Under Armour All-American. Broadus, however, needed a bit of coaxing to getting into the sport.
He told Bleacher Report that his father paid him $2,000 to play football when he was six. Broadus said that his father still tells him to this day that he will have to pay him back if he makes it to the NFL.
Outrageous move. Simply outrageous. Doesn't mean I love it any less though. Snoop Dogg has been a relatively successful rapper/actor for as long as I can remember. He's made more money than he knows what to do with. How could he possibly live vicariously through his son if his son had chosen acting? That's no fun. I'm childless at the moment, but I am pretty sure the entire point of having kids is to force them into doing the things you never got to do. Snoop Dogg just didn't want to be the father that had to drag his kid around to movie sets all day. He's done enough of that in his own career.
Anyone that knows Snoop, knows that he is an avid sports fan. Every sports lover dreams of being biologically responsible for a professional athlete, imagine if all you had to do was fork over as couple G's to get him going in the right direction? Why not take the chance that your son may be become the next Jerry Rice. Sure, there is always the potential that he might scramble a majority of his braincells by the 6th grade, but that's just a chance you have to take. It's not like the D-O-Double-G has any financial concerns. If it worked out, like it has to this point, Snoop gets to smoke a bunch of reefer and proudly attend major college football, and potentially NFL, games. He would most likely be a the guest of honor with front row seats or a sideline pass. If it didn't work out, they would remain rich as fuck, and Snoop uses his connections to get his son into the acting business anyway. Everyone knows you go from the gridiron to the big screen, not the other way around. Score enough touchdowns and you'll never have a problem getting yourself on television. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land amongst the stars. That's never been more true than a case where your father's social status already makes you a star. I have seen far too many bad movies to know that being a legacy matters as much, if not more, than actual acting talent.
P.S. Even though he paid his son to play sports, you still got to think Snoop Dogg took advantage of his son here. When you are young $2,000 dollars might as well be a million. Not to mention $2,000 to Snoop is lunch money. Could have easily played a better brand of hardball with dear old dad.