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Jay Z could have a role in Suh’s representation


As Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh looks for a new agent, initial signs are pointing to Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports.

Per a league source, there’s a growing sense that Suh will select Jay Z, at a minimum for Suh’s off-field opportunities.

It’s unclear whether Suh would hire Roc Nation for all purposes, or whether Suh would hire Jay Z for marketing and another agency to negotiate his football contract.  Of Jay Z’s two current NFL clients, Giants receiver Victor Cruz is represented by CAA and Jets quarterback Geno Smith is represented by Kim Miale, who works for Jay Z’s firm.

As we heard it at the time, CAA wasn’t interested in representing Smith.  CAA, which already represents Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, could be very interested in representing Suh.  With Suh and the Lions trying to transform a contract that has a cap number in excess of $22 million into a long-term deal, there’s plenty of money to be made on his new football contract.

The source also tells PFT that Suh has been spotted at multiple Jay Z concerts in recent weeks.  At a December concert in Nebraska, Jay Z wore a black Nebraska jersey with Suh’s Cornhusker No. 93 and “S. Carter” on the back.  Jay Z also gave Suh what the kids (and some of the old people like me) call a “shout out” from the stage in Detroit on January 10.

So stay tuned.  There’s a chance the kid named Suh will be represented by the old man named Jay Z.

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43 Responses to “Jay Z could have a role in Suh’s representation”
  1. seatownballers says: Jan 23, 2014 10:25 PM

    I F’n told you guys it’d be Jay-Z. $$$

  2. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 23, 2014 10:33 PM

    Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  3. livenbreathefootball says: Jan 23, 2014 10:35 PM

    Don’t do it Suh. This is a new contract with a lot of complexity. You need someone who knows what they are doing, the real agent at Roc Nation is too new for this. Jay Z only wants the attention.

  4. vstar1us says: Jan 23, 2014 10:41 PM

    Didn’t he have drugs or gun charges against him?

  5. tremoluxman says: Jan 23, 2014 10:45 PM

    Doesn’t this greedy mofo have enough money yet?

  6. GBwomenrhot says: Jan 23, 2014 10:47 PM

    It’s the shape of things to come in the Agent world….couldn’t be anymore indiscriminate than what they have to choose from now.

  7. bowdowntopeyton says: Jan 23, 2014 10:50 PM

    Sigh, these players….all starstruck over dudes who verbally abuse women in their song lyrics.

    Smart guys find the best lawyers/agents who aren’t distracted by putting out an album or planning their summer 2014 tour.

    But nobody ever confused Suh with Einstein.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 23, 2014 10:59 PM

    Jay Z could make a roll in Suh’s representation. Shout it out.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 23, 2014 11:02 PM

    Jay thought representing Suh could be managed by wearing his jersey, and maybe shaving a patch on the top of his head. Putting on some weight and looking baleful.

  10. moelester says: Jan 23, 2014 11:02 PM

    Just go away Jay Z
    or let me put it in language you might understand better..
    Uh huh uh huh
    Uh huh uh huh
    go away
    uh huh uh huh
    uh huh uh huh
    uh huh uh huh
    uh huh uh huh

  11. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:12 PM

    He is gonna have 99 problems!!

  12. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:19 PM

    Sources say Suh went to some Jay Z concerts so he may be using him as an agent. Great ‘report.’

  13. fifthinterception says: Jan 23, 2014 11:27 PM

    Jay Z

    So sick of hearing about this guy

  14. thisisme2828 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:40 PM

    Suh is such a dirty player who plays for a dirty team and had one wuss of a coach. “Oh! Haurbauh hit my back too hard!”

  15. chicagosports2014 says: Jan 24, 2014 12:24 AM

    Mr. Men lie, women lie, number’s don’t lie.

  16. jayniner says: Jan 24, 2014 12:45 AM

    On the bright side, we’ll have plenty to read about here in the offseason, you know, when he holds out for a 5-year, $150 million contract because Jay-Z said he should…

  17. i10east says: Jan 24, 2014 12:46 AM

    Picasso Baby

  18. All-American Voltron says: Jan 24, 2014 12:59 AM

    I dunno, something wrong about guys signing up with Jay-Z just because they like his music and grew up with it. I mean you don’t see Ric Flair opening up a sports agency to sign 49ers players …

  19. vikingdoode says: Jan 24, 2014 1:24 AM

    illuminati…..the devil…..$$$$$…….

  20. jamaltimore says: Jan 24, 2014 1:42 AM

    Why Not! It’s easy to time suh’s stamp on packer face with jay z mumbling loudly and you have a video sensation. Pan to a stone cold jim Caldwell face and you can believe that the lions trail by 10.

  21. akboot says: Jan 24, 2014 1:57 AM

    This really makes me LOL. Can’t wait for the train wreck that’s bound to happen. Worth millions of dollars, and not a bucks worth of commonsense.

  22. rainmaker1982 says: Jan 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    So he fires a professional who’s been doing this for a long time to hire a rapper to do his next deal?

    What a moron!

  23. asublimeday says: Jan 24, 2014 2:53 AM

    Two over-rated turds, perfect match.

  24. djlexluger says: Jan 24, 2014 5:49 AM

    I find these comments hilarious.

  25. mattjay0101 says: Jan 24, 2014 6:53 AM


  26. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Jan 24, 2014 7:13 AM

    that was so lame

  27. cmgww says: Jan 24, 2014 7:28 AM

    (Cue Caruso voice)
    Well, if this happens, Jay Z may finally have “100 problems”….YEAAAAHH!

  28. joetoronto says: Jan 24, 2014 8:13 AM

    Well, this comes as no surprise at all, considering Suh’s history of making poor decisions.

  29. conormacleod says: Jan 24, 2014 8:44 AM

    I probably wouldn’t hire an agent that does this work as a hobby. But then again, I probably wouldn’t be broke 5 years after making millions like most athletes.

  30. big64d says: Jan 24, 2014 8:46 AM

    I guess Master Percy was busy spending that Ricky Williams money to snatch up Mr. Suh.

  31. ariani1985 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:53 AM

    Jay z equals turd, did that ryme?

  32. atkinsandgreenreignsupreme says: Jan 24, 2014 9:06 AM

    WOW! All the hate for JayZ and guy who wants to make money like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and many other BILLIONAIRES! Seemed Kim did ok with Geno…Seems Jayz did ok with the Baseball player in NY…..Whats the problem???? He cant perfect the craft??? Plenty of hate…Like Kevin said in Negotiator…”I wonder why that is”!

  33. gb4mn0 says: Jan 24, 2014 10:18 AM

    Maybe Suh wants out of Detroit? Caldwell and Suh aren’t gonna mix well. Maybe he rides this out and becomes a FA in hopes of getting signed by the Hawks and going back home?

    He’s won’t be winning any rings anytime soon with the Lions. Everyone knows he’s a self-aggrandizing narcissist. The glory of SB championships maybe stronger than he’s loyalties to Detroit.

  34. ariani1985 says: Jan 24, 2014 10:26 AM

    He won’t leave Detroit. If he can’t play turd bay twice a year how can he pad his stats?

  35. 4greatestvikingever says: Jan 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    Called it Yesterday, so here comes the holdout, and the next Albert Haynesworth.

  36. sgtdiver says: Jan 24, 2014 10:51 AM

    It’s very clear that most of you don’t really understand why he chose Jay Z. Suh wants a contract that is cap friendly to bring more talent to Detroit. Jay Z gives him the opportunity outside of football to make a lot more than the average agent. Also, Jay Z wont be the one negotiating his contract. I swear it’s like some of you can’t even read.

  37. granadafan says: Jan 24, 2014 11:29 AM

    Somehow I don’t think the advertisers will be pounding down Suh’s door for sponsors. The guy has a terrible reputation on the field and not the greatest off the field. Yeah, he does *some* charity work, but his dirty play on the field is what he’s known for.

  38. metalman5150 says: Jan 24, 2014 11:38 AM

    FWM – You I got it.
    Money talks, I speak fluent.
    Sippin’ from your cup til’ith run’ith over, holy grail.

  39. alexb1234 says: Jan 24, 2014 12:02 PM

    Jay Z proved through the Robinson Cano deal(I know it’s another sport but who cares) that his agents know what they are doing – he got the most money possible for his client and that is the name of the game. Plus Suh can use the guidence he will receive from Jay Z.

    “I’m not a business man, I’m a BUSINESS man, let me handle my business, damn.” – Jay Z

  40. thetroofishere says: Jan 24, 2014 12:11 PM

    bowdowntopeyton says:Jan 23, 2014 10:50 PM

    Sigh, these players….all starstruck over dudes who verbally abuse women in their song lyrics.

    You must not have heard his last few albums then. He got off that ship years ago.

  41. sosuhme says: Jan 24, 2014 12:14 PM

    I’m impressed. 39 comments and not one lame joke about Suh stomping Jay Z.

  42. mintberrycrunch1 says: Jan 24, 2014 1:34 PM

    I love how worked up people get over who a player’s agent is. Kinda pathetic.

  43. iamhoraceknight says: Jan 24, 2014 2:35 PM

    Does Anyone pay attention at all. Jay Z owns part if the company. The actual agents are all guys from CAA, whom hAve been in the business for years. Did you Not see Robinson Cano get $200+ million as a 31 year old 2nd Baseman? These guys know what they’re doing.

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