Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, leaves UCLA football team

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Feb 4, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Recording artist Snoop Dogg stands beside his son Cordell Broadus who announced his commitment to UCLA during a press conference at Bishop Gorman High School. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Recording artist Snoop Dogg stands beside his son Cordell Broadus who announced his commitment to UCLA during a press conference at Bishop Gorman High School. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has decided to leave the UCLA football team.

UCLA head coach Jim Mora confirmed Friday that Broadus, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound true freshman wide receiver, decided to step away from the game to "pursue other passions in his life."

"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," Mora said in a statement. "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."

According to Scout.com, which first reported the news, Broadus did not report to preseason camp when it began on Monday.

Mora acknowledged Broadus’ absence from camp on Thursday and said the wideout was dealing with a “personal matter,” according to the Los Angeles Times

Broadus was a four-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class and chose the Bruins from a lengthy offer list. His recruitment was documented on the ESPN series, "Snoop & Son, a Dad's Dream."

For more UCLA news, visit BruinSportsReport.com.

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