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Jay-Z

99 Problems

An NFL Investigation Is One

5/26/2013 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay-Z
's foray into sports management has already hit a snag -- the NFL is investigating whether the rap superstar violated league rules involving the recruitment of New York Jets draft pick Geno Smith.

Jigga's Roc Nation Sports signed Smith earlier this week and a photo of Smith with Jay-Z was posted to Instagram prior to the announcement. The problem is ... league rules mandate that only NFLPA-certified agents may be involved in the recruitment of clients.

Also complicating matters ... Smith's adviser, John Thornton, was quoted as saying he was in meetings with Smith and Jay-Z, but later said he was misquoted.

It's unclear what the punishment would be if the NFL determines Jay-Z acted improperly.

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NOT ELMO    

Jay-Z
99 Problems
An NFL Investigation Is One......................He is sooo beautiful with his soft blonde hair and his super thin lips and those bright blue eyes....Dreamy !

454 days ago
2.

GJ    

I CAN'T STAND HIM AND HIS DUMB ASS WIFE. THEY ARE POTH SHADY PUKES. DIDN'T HE GET BUSTED FOR HIS SHADY RESTURAUNT ALSO. HE AND IS WIFE WHOM BASICALLY SAID EVERYONE'S BENETHE THEM NEED TO GET THE **** OUT OF TOWN AND RETIRE.

454 days ago
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Cold Azz Honkey    

Just another stupid Brotha.

454 days ago
4.

namers    

Rules? They don't apply to us. *Cuba*

454 days ago
5.

Areader    

Memo to Jay-Z: Sports management is not the music industry.....it would wise to learn it!

454 days ago
6.

CountryGal    

Can't stand Jay Z or Bouncy. They both need to go away. They are satan worshipping pieces of crap.

454 days ago
7.

pat    

Be-yawn-ce probably talked him into doing it.


Telling him that the rules don't really apply to them and to go ahead and do it even though he knows it's against the rules cuz the NFL will just kiss his ass anyway and make an exemption.

454 days ago
8.

Susan    

Unfortunately, people sometimes get too big for their pants.

454 days ago
9.

Laura    

Jay-Z acting improperly? Jay-Z thinks rules and regulations don't apply to him? Not possible!

454 days ago
10.

Roscho    

Non-story. He is working under the umbrella of CAA and is only signing people to a representation contracts for endorsements.

Stick to LiLo, TMZ

454 days ago
11.

jbizzy    

Lol yall think jayz cares what any of yall say hate him or love him he made it he's the story and were commenting on him !!!

454 days ago
12.

Nostraldumass    

DAAAAAAANg that dude got some big "A" lips

454 days ago
13.

Meanie    

Hey, that moocow and his ugly wife don't need to play by no fuquin' rules. They're special.

454 days ago
14.

uliar    

You all stink of jealousy

454 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

So is this certification impossible to get or something? Why doesn't he just get it? I'm confused.

454 days ago
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