Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
9/14/2003 1:20:47 AM
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To his fans, he's a pioneering rap artist, to authorities who have tangled with him, he's a felon. But to players and parents in the Orange County Junior All America Football League, he's just coach Dogg.
"Teaching kids is something fun," said Snoop Dogg, who watched Saturday night as his son's Rowland Heights Raiders defeated the Huntington Beach Dolphins 18-0.
"I give them a lot of strength and vision," added the rapper, who is a former football player and who attended a clinic to become certified as a coach.
"I am falling in love with these kids," he added.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, made a name for himself rapping about street violence, gangs, sex and marijuana, and in 1990 he was convicted of possessing cocaine for sale. Earlier this year, someone shot at a convoy he was traveling in, and he arrived at Saturday's game surrounded by six bodyguards.
But parents and players alike said they were impressed with Snoop's dedication to his 8- to 10-year-old charges.
Dolphins team mom Jennifer Gutierrez won't let her son listen to Snoop's music, but is happy to see him at the games.
"I think it's great that he does this for his kid," she said.
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