West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg is making nationwide headlines over recent accusations and allegations which connect him to a college athlete that could end in a serious NCAA violation.
According to reports, University of Southern California has denied allegations which suggest Snoop played a key role in recruiting a college football star.
It’s Aug. 20, 2013. Somewhere, in a USC athletics department building in Los Angeles, a person had to write these words on a computer screen: “Silas Redd has never met Snoop Dogg, much less received a ride from him in any type of vehicle. USC head coach Lane Kiffin picked up Silas from the airport on his recruiting visit.” You see, in an upcoming book, it’s reported that Redd, the former Penn State running back who was allowed to transfer freely after sanctions were dropped on PSU, flew to USC and was met by noted Trojans fan Snoop Dogg — who is Snoop Dogg — in a limousine. (SB Nation)
Coincidentally, Snoop son is reportedly being sought by USC for its football program.
This would have been an NCAA violation, since you are not allowed to convince people to come to your school by saying “hey, celebrities!” USC wants you to know that it did not commit such an NCAA violation. Thus, the school had to write the phrase “Silas Redd has never met Snoop Dogg” on its website. THIS IS THE SPORT WE WATCH. The Trojans are also recruiting Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, a 6’2 wide receiver. If he commits, we eagerly await another statement. (SB Nation)
Back in May, music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine donated millions of dollars to the University of Southern California.
The huge gift from the two who have been music business partners in the past will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy will provide a special four-year program for undergraduates whose interests span several fields from marketing to computer science to visual design and other arts. It will include one-on-one faculty mentoring with professors from programs around the university and interaction with entertainment industry luminaries. (Fox News)
The university’s president even released an official statement on receiving their unexpected gift.
“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a statement. “We are committed to encouraging our students to use their intellectual and creative resources to effect change in all segments of society. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world.” (Statement)