Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jay-Z Signs Jets QB Geno Smith to Roc Nation Sports

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Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has expanded the roster of Roc Nation Sports by signing New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

Roc Nation Sports is the sports management division of Jay-Z's Roc Nation that was formed in 2013. Prior to signing Geno Smith, Jay-Z had signed New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, and Tulsa Shock point guard Skylar Diggins

Geno Smith made the announcement that he was signing with Roc Nation Sports yesterday after practice according to a recent report. In his announcement, he had this to say about his decision to join with Roc Nation Sports:

“I think it’s just his agency. When you talk about being in New York from a standpoint of what they can do in the city, the connections that they have, I think it’s a good move. My mother and my family were comfortable with it. I’m comfortable with it.”

Geno Smith is a former West Virginia University quarterback who was selected as the 39th pick by the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft.



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Roc Nation Sports
is really making a name for itself in the sports industry with some pretty heavy hitters. Kudos to Jay-Z for continuing to make smart business moves.


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