Gridiron Gang is a 1993 documentary film about the Kilpatrick Mustangs' inaugural season in 1990. The film won an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in Information Programming at the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Louis Gossett Jr. hosted the documentary. Several scenes from the film are shown during the credits of the 2006 film Gridiron Gang, which was based on the Mustangs' 1990 season.
A well-known gang banger in the 1970s, Scott remarkably became a motivational speaker and bestselling author of a 1993 memoir that took a sobering look at gang life in L.A. The book, which followed his journey from violence toward transcendence, arrived at a time when much of America outside L.A. and New York City was still unaware of gang culture.
After years of moving up the gang ranks and then being shipped to prison for crimes like possession of an assault rifle, Scott decided to trade in his gang career, convert to Islam and strive to dissuade other youth from joining gangs. While in prison, he wrote the frighteningly authentic memoir Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, which was published in 1993. 1e1e36bf2d