Dan Marino To Withdraw From Concussion Suit Against NFL
Pro Football HOFer Dan Marino "intends to withdraw from a lawsuit against the NFL for concussions" that was filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. The move comes less than a day after reports had Marino joining 14 other former players "to sue the league." A source said, "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." Marino and his attorneys reportedly are "attempting to discover how Marino's name was joined to the lawsuit" (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 6/3).
ESPN's Ed Werder wrote on his Twitter feed, "People close to Dan Marino were concerned his conversations with CEO Tom Garfinkel about a position with Dolphins jeopardized by NFL lawsuit." The N.Y. Post's Bart Hubbuch: "Sounds like Dan Marino might have gotten an 'If you want to work in this league again ...' phone call yesterday." ESPN's Jim Trotter: "I've heard of accidentally doing a lot of things, but never accidentally filing a lawsuit. #liveandlearn"