Ken Hamlin, Former NFL Safety, Enters Cigar Business

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Add Ken Hamlin to the list of retired athletes who have created their own cigar lines.

After visits to cigar factories all over the world and a regular fixture at events like Procigar, the former NFL Pro Bowler is planning on launching his new cigar line next month, called The Arrival. It will be made by La Aurora in the Dominican Republic using a Nicaraguan wrapper over Brazilian, Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.

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The Arrival will debut in three sizes:

  • The Arrival Robusto (5 x 50) — $10
  • The Arrival Toro (6 x 50) — $11
  • The Arrival Gran Toro (6 x 52) — $12.50

Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora’s U.S. distributor, will be importing the cigars but not selling them. Hamlin told halfwheel he plans on launching the line in late July and will eventually work to add independent sales representatives.

Hamlin played eight seasons in the NFL spending most of his career in Dallas and Seattle. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Bowl.

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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