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Weiner: MLBPA To Consider Granting Jay-Z Permanent Certification

MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner, in his first public comments on the matter, said the union would consider whether Jay-Z was selling his interest in the Nets, among other things, in deciding whether to grant him permanent certification to represent MLB players in contract talks with clubs. Jay-Z, whose legal name is Sean Carter, and two other Roc Nation Sports employees have applied to become MLBPA-certified agents. Weiner: “We look forward to getting the application from all the Roc Nation individuals. We will examine if there are conflict or ownership issues that need to be addressed, including whether Mr. Carter is going to divest an interest in the Nets.”

Weiner declined further comment. The MLBPA granted Jay-Z and two other individuals temporary certification to represent Yankees 2B Robinson Cano.
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