USC running back Silas Redd, Coach Lane Kiffin and the school dismissed a report linking rapper Snoop Dogg to Redd's recruitment by the Trojans after Penn State was hit with NCAA sanctions.
Pennlive.com reported Tuesday that in a forthcoming book -- "Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football" -- author John U. Bacon reveals that Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion, was waiting for Redd in a limousine when the player traveled to Los Angeles to visit USC.
"I've never met Snoop Dogg in my life, much less been in his limo," Redd said Tuesday. "Coach Kiffin picked me up from the airport. The person who wrote that has no credibility whatsoever."
Said Kiffin: "That would have been tough to have happened because I personally picked up Silas myself in my own car. So, that must have been another Silas."
Asked if he had called Snoop Dogg to meet Redd at the airport, Kiffin said, "Absolutely not."
USC posted on its website that the book "erroneously reports" that Redd "was picked up on his recruiting trip to USC by rapper Snoop Dogg when Redd was looking to transfer from Penn State."
"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 school said in a statement. It added, "Bacon never contacted Redd or USC to confirm this report before publishing his book."
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