Update: Jadeveon Clowney has responded to reports about him being in contact with Jay-Z — check out this photo via his Instagram.
Clowney: “You kno we about to turn up. Dream coming true.”
According to Neil Stratton of InsideTheLeague, Clowney is already looking forward to his NFL future. Specifically, he is leaning towards signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports after college:
According to @InsideTheLeague Jadeveon Clowney is in regular contact with Jay Z & will likely end up choosing Roc Nation Sports.
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) July 22, 2013
While your first thought may be to scream “VIOLATION!”, contact between Jay-Z and Clowney is actually permissible, according to Stratton:
— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) July 23, 2013
However, this may be a dangerous game for Clowney, even if there is no wrongdoing on his part. He had better put up a monster season (which is expected), or else he will be blasted for looking too far ahead or not focusing his efforts on actual football.
As for Jay-Z, this is no surprise — he is going to continue to be a force in the sports world, going after extremely high-profile athletes.