Jay-Z NFL Investigation: Did He Have A Hand In Recruiting Geno Smith?

    May 26, 2013
    Zach Walton
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Jay-Z is under investigation by the NFL after it was found that he may have gotten too close to a recruit during the recruitment process.

Jay-Z, who owns Roc Nation Sports Agency, may have been personally involved with the recruitment of Geno Smith for the New York Jets. According to NFL rules, only NFLPA-certified agents can be involved in the recruiting process. Jay-Z does not have this certification as he only owns Roc Nation while having agents handle the recruitment process.

So, what happened in this particular case? Smith’s recruitment was handled by Roc Nation agent Kim Miale, but the NFL investigation suggests that Jay-Z was directly involved in the recruiting process. For one, an Instagram photo showed Jay-Z and Smith together before it was announced that Smith had signed with Roc Nation. Another piece of evidence from Smith’s adviser, John Thorton, says that Jay-Z and Smith had met for meetings.

The NFL has just begun its investigation, and it might be a while before we have a verdict. For now, Smith is still signed with Roc Nation.

[h/t: NFL.com]

  • ngozi

    Jay-z must follow the rules or get out the game(business no play) hmmmm

  • Gail

    Is someone jealous, or did this really happen? Jay-Z doesn’t strike me as stupid.

    • NorseT

      Stupid, no. Smug, arrogant, and above the rules? Yes!

  • Tony Turk

    Do NOT support this “racist” (Jay-Z), or his wife my fellow caucasian Americans . It amazes me when i see “Obama” stickers on “white” peoples cars going by . . . really ? African Americans are laughing behind closed doors. Actually, the discrimination on the streets has become so “reversed” , their laughing in our faces!!!
    Our Fathers and “grandfathers” are rolling in their graves to the fact that their kin (caucasians), actually voted a man named “Barrack HUESEIN Obama” as President of the United States of America!!! I may have spelled his middle name wrong , but who gives a f u c k ! It’s not even the fact he’s black . . . but his middle name alone should exclude him from the presidency!!!

    • gee jaY

      Is stupid contagious?

      • Justice

        You’re a loser and should probaly leave the country…

    • http://YAHOO luigi natalie

      Tony Turkey, oop’s I may have mispelled your name, I will try again, Tony Turd, not sure which one of those are correct but they both will suffice, you are a joke, not all African Americans approve of the president, so why don’t you just be a big girl and say what’s really going on, you have been brain feed a crock of crap all of your young girlhood life and now your pissed that your momma and daddy lied to you, 4 more years of a black man as the president, ok, he did not win because of the blacks, latinos and young people and women, his opponent was just a plain out dumbass, so why would we replace a HUSEIN with a Willard, or dumbass for dumbass and stop being a wanna be keyboard gangster, or should I say gangstress sitting in your mama’s basement typing up idiotic poems of hate, go get a job, and stop trying to get more welfare



    • Bushes

      Hey Tony, the original subject was about Jay-Z not the President. Im African American and do not like Jay-Z for many reasons, mostly because his lyrics tout a likeness to God. Dumb, uh? However, it seems to me that no matter what the outcome of this NFL investigation is, your ‘fathers and grandfathers kin (caucasians)’ just don’t want an Africian Americian to be successful in a high stakes money game, previously unatainable to our race. If you happen to be sophisticated enough to read a book written by a Black Man, may I suggest the biography of Reginald Lewis? No, he was not an athelete, nor rapper, nor intertainer. Lewis was a man driven by the desire to acheive more than what the average American dreams about. The book is entitled: Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun? It tells the story of a young boy of meager background, who rises to become a rich corporate financer (McCormic Patterns, Beatrice Foods). I bet your “kin” would be rolling in their graves if they knew that those Delmonte green beans you ate were packaged and sold by an Africian Americian, huh? Everytime people of color acheive greatness in areas previously all white, your kinfolk get mad and want to “investigate.” Investigate the book Tony, it might give you and your kin a new perspective….

    • Julie

      Are you insane? Tony Turk this just makes you look insane. Say valid points if you want to look like you have an opinion. Your comment is like calling people names (ie you stupid head)it has no validity to it. It lacks any useful information. Say real reasons why people should not support Jay-Z not just because he is black or that his wife is black. That makes no sense. In my opinion your comment is silly and racist for no reason.

  • steph

    Let’s keep giving the “anti-white” , “anti American” people more money and more power !!!!
    It will speed-up the “civil-war” (race-war), that’s inevitable anyways .

  • http://newbizshop.com derek

    Ban Geno from the NFL for life and lockup J-z for life.

  • abdalla

    Hi jay z ineed frindship

  • gary alaniz

    throw the book at his wacked ass… 1st of all how can people buy what he calls music, rap what ever it all sucks, no flow all nursery ryhm basics key word in that sic.

  • jimmy

    cant cut corners or try to make money and not go through the proper channels …you would be committing some type of fraud..some people say hes the type to make money by any means neccessary which explains how he influenced beyonce so much and lost close friends..her music and style and attitude has changed but becareful what u wish for u get money and power and respect and when pandoras box opens shit hits the fan hope u can face the devil when he collects