Peep this Relevance: USC Recruit Punches Opponent, Notre Dame Implicated

As Notre Dame continues to recruit and haul the best from the “isn’t that so-and-so’s kid?” end of the pool, things like this are bound to happen, but today’s news out of California provides an interesting example of what happens when blatant bias against the Irish intersects with celebutante news.

Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Lion a/k/a Snoop Dogg, and four-star wide receiver recruit, is among several players suspended for a fight that occurred during a game between Diamond Ranch and Diamond Bar High Schools. Broadus, a junior at Diamond Bar, allegedly cheap-shotted an opposing player, fomenting the fracas. The original story, from TMZ. com, can be found here.

Now, if you decided go to Bleacher Report, you find the headline: RAPPER SNOOP DOGG’S 4-STAR SON, NOTRE DAME RECRUIT SUSPENDED FOR FIGHTING (which I won’t link to restrict traffic to the click-bait). Below the headline? A photo of Cordell flashing his UCLA gloves.

Notre Dame is one of several schools to have offered Cordell. Yet, it’s the only one deemed “headline worthy.” UCLA’s appearance in the photo appears accidental, as most of the lettering, and his hands, are cropped out…because that’s exactly what happened:

Cropping photos is fun, isn't it B/R? (Via @bangulo & Unedited)

Cropping photos is fun, isn’t it B/R?
(Via @bangulo & Unedited)

Interestingly, Broadus has offers from Southern Cal, LSU, and Nebraska, too. But they don’t bait clicks so much, do they?

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Bayou Irish is a Jersey boy and Double Domer who fell under New Orleans' spell in 1995. He's been through Katrina and fourteen years in the Coast Guard, so we cut him some slack, mostly in the form of HLS-subsidized sazeracs. But, when he's not face down on the bar and communing with the ghosts of Faulkner and Capote at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone, he's our man in SEC-land, doing his best to convince everyone around him that Graduation Success Rate is a better indicator of success than the number of MNC's won in the last five years.

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