A young football player from Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League is prepping to make more money than some professional athletes who play the same sport.
According to Fox 59, a 9-year-old Ghalee Wadood Jr. has recently inked a name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal that is reportedly worth six figures. He is the youngest and first player from Snoop’s league to sign such an agreement. The young boy has signed up with a sports agency, Family 4 Life.
Wadood Jr.’s father is no stranger to football either. He is an associate manager for high school football within the Los Angeles Rams organization. He spoke of the significance of his son signing the NIL deal.
“It’s kinda surreal,” Ghalee Wadood Sr. said. “It’s humbling and exciting for [the agency] to see his potential and want to manage him.”
The deal was well-earned as in his first year of playing in the league, Wadood Jr. was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) becoming the first “rookie” of the league to do so.
“For him to win that, in his first year, it just speaks volumes,” Ghalee Wadood Sr. said. “No first-year kid has ever won such a prestigious award in a really competitive league.”
Since Wadiid Jr. is only nine years of age, his father still wants him to live the life of a regular 9-year-old.
“I just want him to stay on the course and hope he doesn’t get too satisfied too early and continues to work hard,” Wadood Sr. said.
Although Wadood has made such a notable move, he is just the latest football player who has played in Snoop’s league to receive such high recognition. Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster who just recently signed with the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Charger linebacker Daiyan Henley, former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, John Ross, and former Denver Broncos running back, Ronnie Hillman (who died on December 21, 2022 of kidney cancer) all played in the league before playing in the NFL according to Football USA.