The sporting world was shocked yesterday when we learned Cordell Broadus, the talented son of Snoop Dogg , decided to quit playing football at UCLA before his college career even started. Great things were expected from Cordell based on how highly touted he was coming out of high school but if you don’t have the passion for something there usually isn’t a way to force it. He decided to walk away from the game but will stay enrolled in the school itself, which will help him when it comes to following what he loves, which according to reports is film.


Tracy Pierson of Scout.com reports Broadus didn’t show up for the team’s fall camp and didn’t immediately communicate his decision to the school. Sources told Pierson the receiver started “wanting to do his own thing” at UCLA after being pushed into the football spotlight by his father.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports confirmed the incoming freshman’s decision to stop playing football.

UCLA head coach Jim Mora provided a statement Friday, per the team’s website:

“Cordell informed me yesterday that he has decided to pursue other passions in his life – in particular his love of film through his company Film School Productions. Cordell is an amazing young man with many talents, and we wish him nothing but the best as he continues to pursue his degree at UCLA”.

Now I’m not sure if that means he wants to act or be more behind the scenes with directing or producing but either way it’s good he figured out this early that football wasn’t going to be a long term thing for him. I never got the vibe his dad was pushing him to be a star athlete but I know Snoop will support him no matter what he does.