Jay Z company followed rules

Updated: December 6, 2013, 5:34 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The reported $240 million deal Jay Z landed for free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano on Friday was just the first good news of the day for the rapper/agent.

The NFLPA has determined that Jay Z's sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, followed the rules and legally recruited quarterback Geno Smith as a client last spring, per an official familiar with the case.

Jay Z and Roc Nation came under question after associate Kim Miale, an NFLPA certified contract advisor, wound up signing Smith and some questioned whether Jay Z had been permitted to recruit him. Smith, a second-round draft pick this year, eventually signed a four-year contract with the New York Jets.

As a result of the review, the NFLPA will send out a memo to all agents clarifying the runner rule and explaining what is and is not acceptable.


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