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
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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.

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Food

The New Photos Of The ‘Krusty Krab’ Restaurant Being Built In Palestine Are Epic

As you may have already heard, there’s a restaurant being built in the Middle East that looks a lot like the Krusty Krab from “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The only thing that’s a bit different is the fact that the restaurant is called “Salta Burgers” instead of the Krusty Krab, but other than that, this establishment looks […]

World

Everything You Know Is Wrong: This Is, Hands Down, The Best Way To Peel An Orange

If you’ve ever peeled an orange in your entire life, know that you’re doing it wrong. It’s disheartening to realize that you’ve been lied to for your whole existence — normally, one peels an orange by stabbing a finger into the skin and randomly stripping it away, hoping to not dramatically bruise the prize inside […]