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Wrapping Up The Jay Z, Jadeveon Clowney Communication

A copy of the South Carolina release concerning Jay Z and Clowney
A copy of the South Carolina release concerning Jay Z and Jadeveon Clowney. (via @TravHaneyESPN)

There was a big stir in the agent community, which reached depths far outside of same last week when it was first reported by that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is “smitten with Jay Z, and that the two are in regular contact under the guise of the rapper recruiting him based on his marketing potential.”  Soon thereafter, Clowney posted a picture to his Instagram account that highlighted the media picking up the story, and added the comment, “You kno we about to turn up. Dream coming true.”

The University of South Carolina compliance department then embarked on an investigation to review the relationship between Jay Z and Clowney and determined whether or not any impermissible benefits were received or impermissible conversations held by the defensive end.  The investigation has concluded and no wrongdoing was found.

At least one sports agent believes that the whole rumor was crafted by a competitor in the sports agent industry.  That agent stated, “Not only is it plausible, I’d guess it’s definite.  Agents compete with agents.”

Of course, none of this means that Jay Z cannot and/or will not sign Clowney to his agency (through Roc Nation Sports NFLPA certified Contract Advisor Kim Miale).  However, that will not be determined or revealed until the end of the 2013 college football season.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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