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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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16.

pat    

Yo O.G. BOBBY


Consult a physician for that anger


or


it could just be time for your medication.


Effin idiot.

481 days ago
17.

Bill Leslie    

Jigga's got a fat neck.

481 days ago
18.

tiki    

He probably thinks he can get away with anything he wants just because of who he is. What I don't understand is who buys his sh*t?

481 days ago
19.

Observer    

You can Thug in rap, but you can't thug the NFL.

481 days ago
20.

jaysnow000    

Im beginning to wonder if this dude has something to do with why victor cruz is not signed to a new contract yet

481 days ago
21.

sophiastormy    

I hate this self centered azz and his wife.

481 days ago
22.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

Hey Jay-Z, Foxy Brown wants to say, she was not talking about you, she was talking about Al Michaels, being a tranny chaser. Al Michaels tried to flee the DUI checkpoint, even though he knew he'd get caught and be charged with DUI and trying to flee. It was to let his tranny girlfriend jump out of the car and hide in the ditch.

481 days ago
23.

Tony    

To be profitable , JZ needs a bunch of big name pro and college players in his stable...I dont think the other player reps / agents will let him into their club. Commissioner Goodel will dig verry deep into Jay-Z's past looking to connect him with gangsta/ thug or drug activity..That would be reason enough to exclude him from handling any players. If Jay-Z holds Geno Smith out of training camp, it wont go over good with the commisioners office either.. It's a tough spot to be in for Jay-z.

481 days ago
24.

Duke Steele    

Look at that ugly mug. And his daughter looks like HIM. Poor girl.

481 days ago
25.

WTF    

Rules dont apply to Jay Z. lol

481 days ago
26.

doug    

I don't know who this guy is but I know that he makes a nice cotton t-shirt !

481 days ago
27.

doug    

I don't know who this guy is but I know that he makes a nice cotton t-shirt !

481 days ago
28.

TheTruthHurts    

Jigga? lol

481 days ago
29.

Faye    

They need to investigate more than his 99 problems business. He thinks he is untouchable

478 days ago
30.

Faye    

They need to investigate all his business ventures. He thinks he is untouchable.

478 days ago
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