It’s fitting, we suppose, that a man who will support any given NFL team at any given time will support any given player at any given time.
Or, more specifically, Aaron Hernandez when he stands accused of first-degree murder.
Via NESN, Snoop Dogg has expressed support for Hernandez on Instagram: “Keep ya head up!! We prayn for ya.”
Snoop Dogg can relate. In the 1990s, he faced a trial on murder charges. Acquitted of first-degree and second-degree murder, the jury couldn’t reach a verdict on the question of whether Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard committed voluntary manslaughter.
Despite Snoop Dogg’s history and notoriously open use of marijuana, the NFL has periodically legitimized Snoop Dogg, putting him on NFL Network multiple times. Also, the league-owned website sometimes broadcasts Snoop Dogg’s views and opinions.
It’s an odd marriage, made even more bizarre by Snoop Dogg’s open support for Hernandez at a time when the NFL essentially has ostracized him.