• Jay-Z applies for certification as baseball agent

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 12, 2013
    NEW YORK Jay-Z is applying to become a baseball agent. But imposing a “you hire me, you hire CAA” mandate on any player who signs with Jay-Z apparently won’t fly, unless and until Jay-Z becomes a certified NFLPA agent. Jay-Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, is in the process of selling his minority share of the Brooklyn Nets. The Major League Baseball Players Association said Friday the rapper's application to be certified was received a day earlier. That would seemingly violate the NFLPA’s rule enacted in June 2012 that agencies are subject to sanctions if they use, associate with, employ or enter into a business relationship with any non-NFLPA certified individual in the recruitment of prospective player-clients.
    • NFLPA Examines Victor Cruz, Jay-Z Alliance

      The alliance between rap mogul and entrepreneur Jay-Z, Giants receiver Victor Cruz and the representation firm Creative Artists Agency has unsurprisingly ruffled some feathers in the sports-agent community. Multiple agents have complained that using Jay…

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