NFL Players Association Launches Investigation Of Jay-Z's Geno Smith Signing

The NFLPA will examine the extent to which Jay-Z was involved in recruiting Geno Smith to Roc Nation.

Roc Nation Sports has only been in existence for a short period, but it is already under scrutiny.

The NFL reports that the NFL Players Association is investigating Roc Nation's recruitment of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

The union will send a letter of inquiry to Roc Nation Sports agent Kim Miale to gather information about the extent to which Jay-Z was involved in getting Smith signed, after Smith posted a picture of himself with Jay-Z on Instagram during his agent recruitment process.

An existing rule prohibits agents from having colleagues or friends who aren't NFLPA-certified agents present for recruiting meetings.

Smith's adviser John Thornton was quoted by CBS as saying "I was in those meetings, and Jay-Z connected with him on many levels." Thornton would go on to say he was misquoted.

It is unclear what would happen if the NFLPA found that Jay-Z was in violation of the rule.

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58 Comments

  • Anonymous

    white people are gonna hate it when jay z become a billionaire

  • Bible = History Book

    now i know why white people believe in evolution so much....they believe from monkeys to black/spanish folks then to white folks....how sick... they actually believe they are superior. but in reality they are genetically undermined because of all the incest, they lack melonin, therefore their mutation is actually a hereditary setback ... not hating, just stating the facts. we are all god's children....o wait now i know why the majority of atheist are white, because they refuse to believe Jesus was a black man...if he was alive today, he would've been born either in brooklyn or memphis Tennessee...blacks and spanish indians come from the same tree, blacks are closer to the root though, thats why spanish indians revere blacks as their brothers, cause they all come from ancient israel...they blew the nose off the sphinx so they wouldnt identify with that location...the kingdom of heaven is at hand, wake up and claim your inheritance as the chosen people of God...everybody else is grafted in because of christ, hallelujah....jew and gentile all fall short, the only matter is who you are in christ...God is the ultimate judge !

    • bible = History Book

      ok that was a little rash, but im trying to get the attention of the evolutionist and atheist, I have nothing against anybody....the main focus is at the end of my statement .... calling somebody crazy is dismissive bro, sometimes you have to come from left field with the truth...politicians do it all the time #Strategy

    • Bible = History Book

      @JahRandom thats exactly what a none believer would say...do the research cuz...

    • JahRandom

      You're fuckin crazy bro

  • Anonymous

    sexy sexy sexy... but wait, i thought Shawn owned the Nets? i thought Gay Electronica had next?!

  • Anonymous

    fuck all white (no kakis skinned)racists.Lets make they chicks forget they small dicks.Negro power!

  • GBtha G

    fuck em dat shit nfl players association everyone iz free 2 do what they want.But @ same time Jigga needs 2 keep his feet on the ground.Follow Dre's example ma nigga.

  • Hov Don't worry about me

    I done turned Havana to Atlanta Guayabera shirts and bandanas Every time you think they got me I switch the plan up Bulletproof this, radio scanners Ballin' 'til they ban us You gettin' too much bread, they try to jam you Boy from the hood but got White House clearance Sorry y'all, I don't agree with y'all appearance Politicians never did shit for me Except lie to me, distort history Wanna give me jail time and a fine Fine, let me commit a real crime I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef Out of spite, I just might flood these streets Hear the freedom in my speech Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep Would've brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free Except I made millions off it, you fuckin' dweeb I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seat Y'all buy that bullshit, you'd better keep y'all receipt Obama said "chill, you gonna get me impeached" But you don't need this shit anyway Chill with me on the beach

  • real

    f*ck sports ! just another way to keep us enslaved ! ....... this is a fine example, these slave owners are shitting bricks to find out a black man trying to get his people under his wing.....if all the minorities in sports came under jay as a nation, what a glorious movement. WE WOULD EXCELL AS A NATION, NO MORE SLAVERY TO THE WHITE DEVIL. WE ARE THE NATION OF ISRAEL YA'LL, WAKE UP! ps. Jay music been shitty lately, glad to see he found a new lane

    • real

      thanks for the clarification Anonymous.... GBtha G: I GUARANTEE im better than you at any sport...and snlPEZ : no we dont hate whitey, whitey just hates everyone who is not white...its 2013 bro, lets be united !

    • GBtha G

      hey hey bitch if u say fuck sports u mean viva the pussy?probably. fuck u muthafucka anyway.

    • snIPez

      I think I speak for everyone here when I say, SHUT THE FUCK UP. Every hates Whitey. But loves that Whitey money. Eat a fat dick and die.

    • Anonymous

      No.. actually, if Jay-Z spent the time to get the proper credentials this wouldn't be an issue. period. don't be upset because he has to follow the rules like everyone else. Let's also not forget the head of the NFPLA, the same association that is investigating Jay-Z... is DeMaurice Smith a black male.. so lets not jump and pull the race card on this one, because it doesn't apply to this.

    • real

      not saying white people are the devil or anything like that, but its a high percentage of them that are only alive for money and deceiving others because of money .... they are enslaved to the devil in that sense, so with that being said.... white people are our brothers too, ya just gotta cut that shit out, and be grateful for life . the devil is all about death and destruction, opposite of the natural order.

  • freddyyy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYJCd7UGhFI

  • jasonn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6tyx1z31xo

  • Anonymous

    lol.. black people dumb as hell.. "NBA = Nothing But Black" 2 comments down. No fool, NBB is the percentage of NBA players that go BANKRUPT after their NBA careers

  • jasonn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avas-u4od6w

  • Anonymous

    the white man can try all he want but he cant stop jay z remember it takes a nation of millions to hold us back

  • crack joee

    if he want's to work with jay-z let him rapp then,it's not about getting white money it's about breaking the scouting rules their are rules when you scout somebody,you must be a ghetto black person always playing that racist card all the time you guys need to get over that the racist card is played out already is that all you guys come with,every time there is an issue automatic being racist you don't hear other minorities complaining when someone makes an issue on us for some of us being illegal or what the case may be we know how to deal with all you do is complian,cry about it he did the wrong thing then he pays the consaquences for his actions like every one else you play you pay he's no different from no one else.

  • Nick Newman

    NFL=No Fun League.

  • 0000xs9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A

  • Fresh

    Its real simple they dont wANT a black man getting that white money! But did they ever stop to think that it wasnt any illegal activity goin on and Geno just wants to work 4 Jay Z!!

  • Anonymous

    its about getting rid of competition

    • Anonymous

      everybody bends the rules. this is america buddy. its about playing to win by any means necessary.

    • crack joee

      jay-z aint part of the ROCCAWEAR brand any more they let his sorry a-- go why does he use it still ROC nation is a joke like jay-z is if he scouted this qb then he needs to follow the rules,and do the right things can't just do what u want it doesn't work that way,so if he broke the rules then he needs to pay like every one else does,jay-z sucks just like the brooklyn nets,and his sorry a--wife ,f-------k jay-z (ether ) it's not about anything else he needs to pay like everyone else break the rules u get in trouble big ugly nose.K.A.R.

  • Wolfman

    LOL! Look at these pathetic puppets in the comments, yelling "it's the law!" Why defend such a ridiculous "law?" Jay-Z is not a celebrity brought in SOLE to hire clients. HE IS THE BUSINESS. This is HIS show. And, everyone is trying to hold this man back from branching out on some bitch-shit "runner" law. The competition is clearly SHOOK UP. They need laws like this to help drown competition from what innovative strategists like Jay-Z. Instead of building their own company name, they rather Bill Gates the situation and try to trash the start-up. If you support this "law," you're straight bitch-made.

    • Anonymous

      I remember when Jay caught a fine for visiting John Wall, but he filed for the license, is representing Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, but the NFL is the only one with a beef. And I agree with Wolfman, he is the business, not like for example, they had J Cole coerce him to sign because he likes Cole's music. And I'm not forgetting the bad job Geno's first agent did. For all I know that's the reason for this inquiry, a scorned agent with some connects.

    • Wolfman

      Oh, my fault. I didn't know the ability to read disappears in the presence of celebritiess....???????????????????? DUMB ARGUMENT. But, at least you have some PUPPETEERS behind you who believe that shit. YOU KNOW THE BIGGER REASON IS TOO HOLD BACK COMPETITION. DON'T EVEN FRONT. Pff.. Players sign their life away cause Jay-Z is in the room...

    • Mumbles

      Damn..... Wolfman you got dissected hahahaha. Even though it's just a comment board and nobody knows who you are... you gotta feel stupid off that comment. Look real fucking dumb on this issue. co sign for anonymous.. put the work in to be an agent and there is no problem with him being in the room with Geno Smith.

    • Rusty Scars

      "If you support this law you're bitch-made"..... Yawn..........I bet you sit down and piss. Stop flaking. Makes you look pathetic. Ignorance is sure in abundance around here.

    • Anonymous

      It's not a ridiculous law you idiot, it protects players from signing their life away in a contract just because a celebrity is present at a recruitment meeting and the client is swayed by that. No one in the NFLPA would deny or "hold" Jay-Z back if he just had the proper credentials and taken the proper tests to be a player agent. If the NFPLA was "SHOOK" they wouldn't have even let him form an agency in the first place. Yes... Jay-Z is the business and the face of it, but he still can't negociate or be present for it. Pass the tests and become one there is no issue... GUARANTEED. Don't be mad because Jay-Z isn't going to be able to skirt around laws and take shortcuts with the NFL.. it's way way way way way way bigger than anything Jay-Z could ever attain or control.

  • Anonymous

    typical example of the white man trying to hold a black man back and white people say racism doesnt exist anymore smh

    • White Man

      Yup. Blaming someone else for your misfortunes in life. This is what you do. Pathetic excuse....But then again, your lifestyle follows suit.

    • Anonymous

      Let's not forget DeMaurice Smith head of the NFLPA is also black.. so let's kill the white man comments because it's a black man running the show... just like Obama.

    • Anonymous

      its about money not race. Youre the only racist here

    • Let Go

      People like anonymous need to open their eyes. It's not like this is a rule that was just made up to go after Jay, all agents have to go by the rule. It's dumb people like Anonymous that swear by racism but it's you who are causing the problem because you can't let go an accept most people aren't that way because it is wrong.

    • Ignorance Is No Bliss

      Ignorance at it's finest here. Has NOTHING to do with race. This is a LAW... get that a LAW... that states this. It's their fault for being dumb enough to allow pictures to post. Maybe they should do their homework first.

  • dentaldamboy

    Its because Geno and Jay Z kissed each other that perked up interest from NFL.

  • Real

    Gotta know the rules to play the game, J.

  • Team Hov

    People (white ppl) always hating on jay-z hate to a black man doing positive work!. Shameonyacrackas!!

    • Anonymous

      Look at that dumb ass defend Jay-Z even though he has no idea what he is talking about. I bet Team Hov is white and just stirring the pot tho...

    • Rico

      Anonymous...who the hell you think this black NFLPA head works for? You cant be that dumb as your comment

    • Anonymous

      Head of the players association is BLACK. NEXT

  • kennyken

    everybody know jigga is a street mobster listen to the lyrics.

    • Point And Laugh @ kennyken

      Okay...... and your point is???? "street mobster" doesn't work for recruiting professional athletes when there are set laws for how it works. Doesn't matter who the fuck you are. Seems to me like Jay-Z & Geno Smith need to pay a little more attention.. contract negotiations and the NFLPA are a little bit of a step up from rap and college football. Under the microscope even more and bound to fine print once you sign up.

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