Snoop is in hot water right now and it’s not for selling out years ago and becoming a walking comedy sketch that’s willing to use his likeness for just about any coonish product that wants to put an “izzle” on it. Instead the Dogg is being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly helping the University of Southern California recruit all-star football player Silas Redd by using his celebrity influence which is a violation of the recruiting guidelines set in place by the NCAA, more on this below..
USC is dismissing a report that links Snoop Lion to the recruitment of the former Penn State running back. Reed opted to transfer to Southern California after Penn State was hit with NCAA sanctions after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. In 2011 while at Penn State, Reed ran for 1,241 yards. After a visit from USC head coach Lane Kiffin, Redd decided to transfer and did not have to miss a year of eligibility.
In a forthcoming coming book by author John Bacon, Fourth and Long, the author documents four programs in the Big 10. In the book, he writes that Redd flew in a private jet to USC’s campus where Lion was waiting for him with a limousine. The incident happened just nine months before Lion’ son was offered a scholarship to the school.
USC has issued a statement denying the entire claim in the book. School officials claim the running back and the rapper have never met and Lion was not present when Redd visited the school. (SWR)