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NFL investigating Jay-Z for involvement in recruiting New York Jets’ QB Geno Smith

on May 27, 2013, 11:51am


Jay-Z’s career as a sports agent is off to a rocky start. According to TMZ, the NFL is investigating whether the head of Roc Nation Sports violated league rules involving the recruitment of New York Jets draft pick Geno Smith.

Because he is not yet a NFL-certified agent, Jay-Z is prohibited from being involved in the recruitment of prospective clients. However, earlier this week, Smith posted a photo of himself with Jay-Z. What’s more, Smith’s adviser, John Thornton, was quoted as saying he was in meetings with Smith and Jay-Z. Smith later said he was misquoted.

Currently, Roc Nation Sports represents four athletes: Smith, New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz, and female basketball player Skylar Diggins.