USC says recruiting story involving Snoop Dogg and Silas Redd is inaccurate

Wednesday August 21st, 2013

Silas Redd rushed for 951 yards and four touchdowns for USC in 2012. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Silas Redd rushed for 905 yards and nine touchdowns for Southern California in 2012. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

USC officials said in a statement Tuesday night that a story published saying that running back Silas Redd was picked up on his recruiting visit to the school by rapper Snoop Dogg is inaccurate.

A book about Penn State football called "Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football" by John Bacon said that the multi-platinum selling rapper and head coach Lane Kiffin "pulled out all the stops to score a late-summer roster coup. He got his man, but Redd couldn't save the Trojans from a disappointing season from start to finish."

Redd arrived at USC last year after being allowed to transfer from Penn State after the school was hit with recruiting and bowl sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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USC issued the following statement:

"Silas Redd has never met Snoop Dogg, much less received a ride from him in any type of vehicle. USC head coach Lane Kiffin picked up Silas from the airport on his recruiting visit."
The statement also said that Bacon never contacted Redd or USC to confirm this report before publishing his book.

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