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May 24, 2013

NFLPA Looking Into Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

by Jared

Jay-Z is now changing the game in the sports agency world. First other agents tried to shut him down by saying he didn’t have the degree to be an agent. Now agents are complaining about Jay-Z’s relationship with CAA and the NFL is looking into it.

The NFLPA has asked CAA Sports about its relationship with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and how it relates to the representation of NFL players, said George Atallah, NFLPA assistant executive director for external affairs.

Atallah, in a telephone interview today, addressed recent speculation surrounding Roc Nation Sports, including its hiring of an NFLPA-certified agent and its signing of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, as well as other issues that have been raised in the media.

“Of course we are aware of the new relationship between Roc Nation and CAA,” Atallah said. The NFLPA is also aware, he said, of Roc Nation Sports hiring Kim Miale, an NFLPA-certified agent who will be representing Smith in contract talks. 

“We will be reaching out to all of the parties involved to get a better understanding of the nature of those relationships,” Atallah said.

Jay-Z had to see this coming, I predict it will be a small speed bump. Jay-Z is slowly taking over the world. From music, to clothes to now sports, Jay-Z has a hand in it.

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