Snoop Dogg, Weed, and Coaching: New Docu-Series
Quick, what’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name Snoop Dogg? Weed, right? Unfortunately, the rapper and producer’s career has been overshadowed by his love of ganja- though I don’t think Snoop himself much minds that. Snoop Dogg has never made a secret of his pro-marijuana stance; a good portion of Snoop Dogg lyrics make some reference to it.
But if there’s one thing Snoop loves more than his green and sticky lady love, it’s his kids.
Snoop Dogg has been a doting and loving father, determined to never let his rap career interfere in his involvement in his sons’ lives. He went so far as to become a coach for his son’s football team and founding the Snoop Dogg Youth Football League in 2005 to help underprivileged youth.
Now a new documentary series on AOL is showing more of Snoop Dogg, the coach, in nine episodes that follows Snoop as he mentors young athletes. On and off the field, Snoop helps his mentorees learn life lessons, discipline, and dedication. That’s something he knows a bit about himself: Snoop says that when he’s coaching his students during football season, he does not smoke.
On an episode of Khloe Kardashian’s Kocktails with Khloe, he said he came to the decision to suspend his habitual smoking while he was working with his kids after one of the athletes mentioned he smelled like marijuana smoke during their first season.
“I went to practice high one day and one of the kids said, ‘Coach, you smell like my mama’s boyfriend and I had to check myself. I stopped smoking from that day for 180 days straight. And it made me a better coach, a better person, and I stopped smoking when I was coaching football. So every year when I coach football around the kids, I don’t smoke, so that’s three months out of the year that I do that.”
It’s good to see Snoop is taking his coaching and mentoring responsibilities so seriously- but, this situation isn’t exactly ideal. Kids have access to social media and Google, where there’s plenty of evidence of Snoop Dogg weed enthusiasm for their consumption. Thankfully his work as a coach and mentor seems to be having a greater impact than anything they may stumble upon on the internet.
Do you think Snoop should quit smoking completely as a coach and mentor? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.