Potential number one NFL Draft pick and current Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had no improper contact with rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z, a USC compliance department investigation revealed.
"Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had
any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible
benefits," said the university in a statement.
An investigation was launched after reports surfaced that Clowney had been in talks with Jay Z and the rapper's new sports management firm, Roc Nation Sports.
It would not have been an NCAA violation if Clowney had spoken with Jay Z, but compliance wanted to make sure the star defensive end had taken nothing of value from the rapper.
Jay Z's new firm already manages high-profile athletes such as New York's Robinson Cano and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.
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