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Remember when Snoop Dogg had the album out ‘Murder Was The Case’ and at the same time was involved in a murder trial (of which he was later acquitted)? Remember the national news coverage, and the controversy over his lyrics, the gangsta rap phenomenon, etc.? Many editorialized on the negative impact that Snoop had on the inner city youth of America.

Well, in 2005 Snoop founded Snoop’s Football Youth League to provide opportunity to these same inner city youth that he allegedly had a negative influence on. 10 years later, 20 players from his program have committed to play Division I football. Even if most of these kids don’t make it as football players, they’ll have the chance to earn a degree and be a productive member of society. This program gave them that opportunity. I wonder if the mainstream media will have any coverage of that.

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