Once a 4-star recruit, a member of a powerhouse Bishop Gorman football team in Nevada and the subject of an ESPN mini-series with his father, it appears Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, is hanging up his cleats again. The talented wide receiver quit last year to pursue other interest but ultimately made the decision to return this spring as a walk on. When the Bruins training camp started Monday Broadus wasn’t present, and head coach Jim Mora eventually confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that he was no longer a member of the team.
“He’s going to pursue other passions in his life and we encourage that,” he told the Times after the team’s first practice of the season. “I appreciate the fact that he came back out this spring and gave it another shot, but this is an incredibly talented young man in so many areas and it will be fun to watch what he does with his life.”
For Broadus its the end of a roller coaster ride from blue chip prospect to walk on and eventually just a normal UCLA student. He originally quit the team shortly after the Bruins had drama with another rapper’s son, Justin Combs, son of P. Diddy. Initially he stated on Instagram he wanted to pursue his interest in film making, eventually he stated that he was only playing football for the support and love of his father, “because I thought that was the only way he would love me & be apart of my life.” Broadus also stated later that the deaths of his grandmother and aunt played a role in his decision toinitially walk away from football.
I played football for my father because I thought that was the only way he would love me & be apart of my life. 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
Snoop, for his part, eventually quelled those fears telling his son on Instagram “Love u son allways have allways will.”