Posted May 28, 2013

NFLPA to examine Roc Nation’s recruitment of Geno Smith

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The NFLPA will investigate whether Jay-Z was involved in recruiting Geno Smith to hire Roc Nation's Kim Miale. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

The NFLPA will investigate whether Jay-Z was involved in recruiting Geno Smith to hire Roc Nation’s Kim Miale. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

The NFLPA will look in to the extent to which Jay-Z was involved in recruiting Geno Smith to sign Roc Nation’s Kim Miale. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the NFLPA plans to send a letter to agent Miale, the certified agent who represents Smith.

Under a 2012 NFLPA rule, only NFLPA-certified agents may be involved in the recruitment of clients. If Jay-Z had any role in recruiting Smith, Miale and Roc Nation would be in violation of NFLPA recruiting rules.

photo of Smith and Jay-Z appeared on social media before Smith hired Miale, which would complicate matters for Roc Nation.

Furthermore, Smith’s adviser, John Thornton, told CBSSports.com, “It really all came down to who he was most comfortable with. I was in those meetings and Jay-Z connected with him on many levels.” Thornton later said via Twitter that he had been misquoted.

The unanswered question is what the NFLPA would do if it found Jay-Z and Roc Nation to be in violation of the recruitment rule.


5 comments
rskins09
rskins09

What a moron ..Some Pro Athlete's  are so darn dumb it makes your skin crawl ...Remember Chester McCoklwn (sp) , DE out of  Clemson - 1st rd draft choice ..He got  his Dad as his agent..Guess who got took to the cleaners ..Ricky Williams took the cake .. NFL should void this  contract with Geno  ......  

Mark90
Mark90

Ask yourself whose interests the NFLPA serves - players, or agents?

Yeep
Yeep

Reminds me of when Master P was trying to be an agent.

johnplantagenet
johnplantagenet

@Yeep I know, it's amazing someone could make the same monumental mistake that Ricky Williams did. Granted, Jay-Z is not Master P, but I doubt he has the knowledge and experience that many sports agents have. I hope Geno doesn't suffer the same cruel fate Ricky did.

rskins09
rskins09

@johnplantagenet @Yeep    Yeah, your right ..Remember when Chester McCouglin (sp) - out of Clemson- DE--  hired his Dad ?  ...They took him to the cleaners and it was years before he stated making any decent money in the NFL ...Some of these Pro Athlete's   are so darn dumb it makes your skin crawl ...Plus lady doesn't have ANY experience ...Ricky Williams took the cake--what a loser ..