A couple weeks ago we hit you with the news of Jay Z allegedly being sued for illegally scouting members for his NBA New Jersey Nets Franchise. Now the rumors have been set to rest and a statement has been released that the Nets have been fined $50,000 by the NBA officials.Â The entertainment mogul visited with the Wildcats in the team’s Prudential Center locker room on March 27, congratulating them after a win over North CarolinaÂ in the Elite Eight portion of the NCAA tournament and clearly ignoring league rules prohibiting contact with players who have college eligibility remaining.
The meet-and-greet was reportedly captured on video by nearby cameras, sparking an investigation that was first reported by CBSSports.com. The fine was first reported by ESPN.com.
This isn’t the first time the NBA has dealt with this issue before and it wont be the last, most recently when Boston general manager Danny Ainge was fined $30,000 for visiting with Kevin Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, during the Big 12 Tournament in 2007.