Marvin Washington was selected in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, the 151st overall pick. He played eight seasons with the Jets, the last six as a starter, and won a Super Bowl ring with Denver in the 1998 season.
A voice for former NFL players in the NFL’s concussion lawsuit, Washington addresses the truth about the outcome as well as the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
An advocate for all-natural, non-habit forming cannabis, Washington is speaking out on the topic of using cannabinoids as neuroprotectants as well as an avenue to alleviate the nation’s #1 health epidemic: prescription opioid abuse and addiction.
Washington is a graduate of Idaho University where he is also a 2004 inductee into the University of Idaho Vandal Sports Hall of Fame. He is a Dallas native who is involved with several charities and sits on the Board of Texas Can Charter School. He has three children, two sons; Evan 22, Isaiah 16 and a daughter; Sydney 20. His oldest, Evan Washington is following in his football footsteps playing at L.S.U.
Marvin Washington now works for William Small Wealth Management Group as a Financial Advisor; primarily serving individuals with a select number of Professional Athletes in the NFL and NBA. He has 10 years of experience working in the financial Services field – more specifically in financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning.
Athletes For CARE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for important issues facing professional athletes and the public at large, including addiction, chronic pain, access to alternative medicines, mental health, CTE and traumatic brain injury. We are an organization founded by pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education and compassion when addressing these challenges.