Grandson of Bob Marley, Signs Contract with Washington NFL Team

The Washington Redskins recently signed former Tulane Green Wave linebacker Nico Marley.

Nico Marley is the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley.

“Blessed to officially be apart of the @redskins organization!” Nico wrote on his official Instagram account.

Blessed to officially be apart of the @redskins organization!

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According to Bleacher Report, in a 2014 interview with Sports Illustrated’s Michael McKnight, Nico expressed his desire to carve his own path and not rely solely on his family name.

“I always wanted to make something for myself,” he said.

“I’ve never said, ‘I’m gonna do it like my dad did it,’ or ‘I want to be like my grandfather.’ Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don’t need anybody’s help. That’s what I get from my father and grandfather.” He adds

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