Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy may have more in common than just the rap game. They have taken the stage together frequently and now their sons may also share a family connection. Cordell Broadus may join the the UCLA football team on which Justin Combs plays, after receiving a scholarship offer yesterday USA Today is reporting.
Combs has already committed to play on the team, and now Broadus has been given a scholarship offer. The news came from Broadus' high school, Diamond Bar, who Tweeted "Cordell Broadus (2015) recieved his first offer from UCLA."
Sophomore Cordell Broadus Offered UCLA Football Scholarship http://t.co/LADfAnpn
Combs is a 5' 9", 170-pound cornerback and Broadus is a 6' 2", 185-pound wide receiver.
Snoop Dogg's son still has three years of high school ahead of him, and will likely get many more offers if he is already getting them this early in his high school career. So there is a chance that he could go to another school by the time he is old enough to make that decision.
UCLA received some harsh criticism after giving Combs a $54,000 scholarship to play for their school. Many argued that those funds should be saved for someone who is in more financial need than the son of a music mogul. P. Diddy has an estimated net worth of $500 million. Snoop Dogg isn't doing to bad himself with $110 million.
In response, the university released this statement after news of Comb's scholarship broke: "Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability -- not their financial need. Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds. Instead, these scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters."
Speaking to the New York Post, Combs denied that his father had anything to do with him committing to UCLA: "Most people think that he being my father, he helped get me the offers, but that's not true at all. I went out the whole summer, I went to all the seven-on-sevens, all the college camps and I competed my butt off. I made the most of the opportunity. I did this myself. No one did this but me." Adding, 'me is the one that did this', 'Who did this? Me.', and 'This is a thing that has been done by myself'... I kid.