Geno Smith Is Now Saying That Jay-Z Didn’t Recruit Him

Geno Smith Is Now Saying That Jay-Z Didn’t Recruit Him
Sports

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith said he wasn’t recruited by Jay-Z and isn’t concerned about the NFL Players Association investigating his decision to change agents after the April draft.

“I don’t have any concerns, Smith said Thursday following the Jets’ OTA session.

“Jay-Z didn’t recruit me. I chose Roc Nation Sports for management because it was something that myself and my family came to a conclusion and we felt comfortable with. And I’m happy to be a part of it. Here, I’m here to talk about football. That’s life outside of football, and what I do in this locker room and on that field is what matters now.

Smith interviewed several agents in favor of Roc Nation Sports, for which Jay-Z handles marketing interests. The NFLPA notes Smith and Jay-Z posed for pictures together and has opened an inquiry into contract agent Kim Miale, who was recently hired by Jay-Z.

Miale represented two other football players before Smith signed last week; Arena Football League kicker Carlos Martinez and linebacker Brandon Hicks, a training camp participant with the Steelers last year.

The NFLPA investigation centers around possible violations of the established “runner rule,” which mandates only licensed agents registered with the Players Association can actively recruit players. A violation could impact Miale’s license with the league.

Smith’s adviser, former NFL defensive tackle John Thornton, told CBS last week that Jay-Z connected with Smith “on many levels” during face-to-face meetings, but claimed days later he was misquoted.

Roc Nation has aligned with CAA for marketing of other NFL players, including New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz is represented by Tom Condon, one of the most prominent agents in football. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano also signed with Roc Nation.

via Sports Xchange, Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

Original Video

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana

Jesus has risen, but how high did he get? While Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day is most definitely a weird coincidence, it will also highlight a pretty important public opinion on what’s more important: weed or candy eggs? Sto...

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Life

8 Things Everyone Should Be Grateful To Their Parents For

Not all of us had a great childhood. Not all of us enjoyed growing up. Yet many of us did. A lot of the ill in the world is the result of poor parenting. Poor parenting as the result of a poor education and/or an unclear understanding of how the world actually works, which, again, […]

Technology

Apple Pledges To Make Emojis Ethnically Diverse And Not Just Simpsons Yellow

Apple clearly had diversity in mind when it created its emoji characters. There are over 60 different animals, 58 different smileys and even two homosexual couples. If only the company had remembered to include at least a decent portion of characters that weren’t white. And no, the alien face doesn’t count. One of the first […]