Wednesday, July 24, 2013

USCe investigating Clowney link to Jay-Z

First off, full disclosure: my wife had to explain to me who Jay-Z is. Yes, I'd heard the name enough times to know he's a music (if y'all can call it that, big on ya) high roller. But she explained his influence in greater detail.

Like did you know he's also into being a sports agent? And evidently Clowney is "about to turn up" with him.
Jay Z, who's real name is Shawn Carter, recently started a talent representative agency for athletes called Roc Nation Sports. He made a splash this summer when he signed Kevin Durant of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
A report from "Inside the League," a football insider website, claimed Clowney was in "regular contact" with Jay Z about possibly signing with the rapper's company. The report did not include any sourcing for that claim.
An Instagram account believed to be operated by Clowney posted a link to an article discussing the report. Below the post was written "You kno (sic) we about to turn up. Dream coming true."
A spokesman for the South Carolina athletics department said the school's compliance office was looking into the report.
During a live interview with ESPN's Chris Fowler on Tuesday afternoon, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier was asked about the report.
"All of our conversations (with Clowney) are 'Wait until you have played your last game at South Carolina,' " Spurrier said. "When the bowl game is over this coming season, he's free to accept any amount of money anybody wants to give him. But until then he has to be a student-athlete like all the other guys or he's not going to be eligible. He's done a good job of knowing that."
So Clowney will likely face a few questions and then they'll all meet Weslye Saunders for drinks at the Whitney Hotel. I mean it's not like the guy sold a jersey through BookFace or anything.