If Jay-Z’s got 99 problems, his NFLPA investigation ain’t one.
The rap star and multi-sport agent doesn’t sound too concerned in his upcoming album about the possible “runner rule” violation his firm Roc Nation Sports is being investigated.
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Under the banner of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, Jets rookie Geno Smith is represented by Kim Miale, who didn’t represent a single player in the league last season.
The lyrics of “La Familia” from his upcoming record “Magna Carta Holy Grail” were leaked by the artist on Sunday and mention the football drama he is currently wrapped up in. “NFL investigations / Oh, don’t make me laugh” is the lyric in question, presumably referring to the current NFLPA investigation regarding Roc Nation’s signing of Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
Under the “runner rule” only NFLPA-certified agents, which Jay-Z is not, can recruit athletes to their company. Kim Miale, who did not represent a single player on any of the 32 NFL teams prior to signing the quarterback, is Smith’s official agent.
Roc Nation has signed a number of high-profile talents since breaking into the agency world just recently, including Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant and Smith.