Snoop Dogg, Snoop Youth Football League Accused Of Breaching Contract

Rapper Snoop Dogg

has been hit with a $250,00 lawsuit, claiming the rapper’s Snoop Youth Football

League Foundation (SYFL) made a deal with Natural Resources Media & Technology

Group to shoot a reality series, despite having a similar, preexisting deal with

20th Century Fox. The

lawsuit, which was filed in New York Supreme Court last week, claims that Natural

Resources inked a deal with the SYFL, granting them exclusive rights over footage

of the team for pay-per-view, cable and DVD/home video distribution, in exchange

for a $100,000 production budget and a share of revenue.According

to the Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox became aware of the second

deal and sent a letter to Natural Resources Media and other companies involved

in the deal, which included TV One, Strange Fruit Film and TV and Axcess Sports

& Entertainment. 20th

Century Fox is developing a similar film with Snoop Dogg, titled Coach Snoop

with screenwriters Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin (Snow Dogs, The

Wild).Representatives

for Fox warned the companies involved that a large investment had been made into

Coach Snoop and that any other television project would violate Fox’s previously

granted rights.The

lawsuit claims Natural Resources was going to film footage of SYFL players leading

up the the "Snooperbowl," the SYFL’s annual championship for its 9-12

year-old players.Representatives

for Snoop Dogg of the SYFL were not available for comment as of press time.

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