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Dan Marino to withdraw concussion lawsuit

  • Jim Racalto


After recent news broke that Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino was filing a concussion lawsuit against the NFL, it now appears that isn’t the case, and he will apparently withdraw the lawsuit.

Per PFT:

“It was never Marino’s intention to initiate litigation in this case, but to ensure that in the event he had adverse health consequences down the road, he would be covered with health benefits. They are working to correct the error,” an unnamed source told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Marino is already protected with that type of coverage, and was unaware he didn’t need to file suit to receive it. If Marino doesn’t file suit, and doesn’t opt out of the current settlement, he will receive his desired health benefits.

It is believed that Marino possibly signed something that resulted in the potential lawsuit without him knowing it:

Lawyer Sol Weiss will now face questions about how Marino’s name landed on a lawsuit if that wasn’t his wish.  It’s possible Marino signed something that he didn’t realize would result in a suit being filed.  Indeed, as he reportedly negotiates with the Dolphins for a front-office job, suing the Dolphins and the rest of the NFL’s teams isn’t the ideal tactic.

Either way, Weiss’ suit will proceed without Marino’s name on the list of plaintiffs. The public came down hard on Marino when it was believed he was filing suit, so hopefully this move restores his reputation.


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