DENVER – (SEPTEMBER 17, 2017) — Two-time Super Bowl Champion and All-Pro for the New York Giants Leonard Marshall has been nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame.
Leonard’s storied NFL career is matched only by his post-football commitment to contribute positively to the lives of others, particularly children and other football players at all levels.
As a founder of multiple nonprofits and a volunteer for hundreds more, Marshall has made philanthropy and advocacy his post-NFL career. As a C.T.E. survivor, one of Marshall’s passions is serving as a player advocate to ensure that former and current NFL players have access to hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD), a neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory. Diagnosed with C.T.E. in 2003, Marshall was one of the first living NFL players to receive this diagnosis.
This nomination is also historic because Marshall is the first hemp cannabidiol advocate to be nominated to the NFL Hall of Fame.
“We’re incredibly proud of Leonard’s accomplishments – he is truly a warrior – as a player and a C.T.E. survivor. We’re delighted to see him nominated to the Football Hall of Fame, a fitting recognition of his football career,” said Gabriel Ettenson, Elixinol COO.
From this year’s nominees, 18 finalists will be presented to the Professional Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, which will determine the final five in February 2018. The 48-member Selection Committee then votes yes or no on each of the final five. To be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, a finalist must receive at least 80% yes votes. [Editor’s note: See http://www.profootballhof.com/
heroes-of-the-game/selection- process-faq/ for details on the selection process.]
Colorado-based Elixinol, founded by Paul Benhaim, hemp entrepreneur since 1991, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential CBD brands. With a proven track record of growing and manufacturing high-quality hemp, Elixinol also conducts rigorous laboratory testing and quality control. A global leader in hemp distribution, Elixinol distributes CBD products in 27 countries including the United States, Japan, Puerto Rico, Brazil and throughout Europe. More information is available at Elixinol.com.
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Leonard Marshall Video Assets: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/
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Leonard Marshall on CBD and CTE: https://youtu.be/
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