There has been plenty of speculation that Jay-Z’s new sports management firm resulted in Giants receiver Victor Cruz hiring CAA to negotiate his next contract with the Giants, or whoever he may sign with.
The speculation is accurate. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cruz hired CAA in anticipation of CAA and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation partnering in the overall representation and management of Cruz’s career.
Officially, Roc Nation’s first client is Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano. It’s apparently only a matter of time before Cruz joins the client list.
As Chris Strauss of USA Today accurately explains it, the association between Roc Nation and CAA gives Jay-Z far more credibility than Master P, who negotiated Ricky Williams’ abysmal rookie deal with the Saints in 1999.
Per Strauss, Cruz previously avoided questions regarding a possible business relationship with Jay-Z. “I’d rather keep that under wraps. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet,” Cruz said in October.The bag is now open, and the cat is getting ready to do the salsa. While clawing the sh-t out of the furniture.