Jay Z’s sports agent aspirations have hit a roadblock. According to blogger Rhymeswithsnitch (who quoted Pro Football Talk), Jay Z needs a college degree if he expects to sign any more professional athletes to CAA.
Having conquered the rap world, it seems the sports establishment is not going to an easy mountain for the former crack dealer to climb.
Jay Z was forced to sell off his minuscule percentage of the Brooklyn Nets, and now this:
From Pro Football Talk:
An interesting wrinkle arose on Friday regarding the emerging relationship between CAA and Jay-Z’s new firm, Roc Nation. Based on rules passed by the NFLPA in 2012, Jay-Z can’t recruit players to sign with CAA unless Jay-Z becomes an NFLPA-certified agent.
The concerns emerged because rival agents see the obvious problem with having Jay-Z recruit Giants receiver Victor Cruz to sign with CAA. The NFLPA reportedly has no problem with the connection, given Jay-Z’s established friendship with Cruz. Moving forward, however, Jay Z won’t be able to help close deals with CAA unless he’s certified.
The situation becomes even more challenging if Jay-Z doesn’t have an undergraduate degree. It’s unclear whether any exemption is available if he lacks that credential.
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