Hockey star Seth Jones could become the next athlete to join Jay-Z‘s fledgling Roc Nation Sports management company. According to Kirsten Fleming of The Post, Roc Nation is working to land a deal to handle Seth’s marketing and branding. Jones would have the benefit of both sides of the CAA (business) and Roc Nation partnership (marketing.} “When Seth comes to the NHL draft [in Newark, NJ] in June, his family, agents at CAA and Roc Nation are going to have a powwow to see if he’ll sign with them,” a source said. Jones is expected to be the first African American taken at the number one spot of this year’s NHL draft.
Jim Jones claims to have been the victim of racial profiling at Newark Internatinonal Airport in New Jersey, last week. TMZ reports that the Harlem rapper was pulled over and ordered out of his car– all because he’s black. Jones was headed to the airport to pick up a friend, when an officer approached, claiming to smell kush coming from his car. Surrounded by four cops, the 36-year-old submitted to a search of both the vehicle, and his person. Authorities were reportedly looking for drugs and/or guns, but found nothing. They ticketed Jones for driving without a license, and his rep is adamant that skin color is what got the “Diplomat” pulled over. “He was searched for nothing more than racial profiling.” The NY/NJ Port Authority is investigating the incident. This isn’t the first Jones has been in trouble with the cops. He was most recently arrested in February, for obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct, and two outstanding warrants over unpaid tickets.
According to NorthJersey.com, rapper Jim Jones plead guilty today in Fair Lawn Municipal Court to a disorderly conduct charge dating back to an arrest outside his home in February. Judge Steven C. Schechter imposed a fine of $841 to settle the disorderly conduct charge as well as two other active warrants that were outstanding in Jones’s name. The police report indicates that, Sgt. James Corcoran observed a parked car with a parking summons on the windshield. The car had not been moved since the snowstorm on Feb. 8. The summons was issued on Feb. 6 for a parking violation. Corcoran was in the process of having the vehicle towed because he considered it to be abandoned when Jones asked the sergeant what he was doing. After Corcoran explained, Jones agreed to remove the vehicle from the road and pay the towing fee. At that point, Corcoran learned that Jones had two active warrants. One was a $43 warrant for failure to remove snow from the sidewalk in 2011. The other was for $150 and was issued for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle from Paterson in 2010. Upon learning of the warrants, Jones became belligerent and uncooperative, according to police. Jones provided false information to Corcoran and attempted to walk away when he was being placed under arrest, so says the police report. Jim was taken into custody and was charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct. After being transported to police headquarters he was released after posting bail. He later received a motor vehicle summons for having an abandoned vehicle.