The New York Post broke a story today that revealed Dan Marino has a seven year old daughter with a woman he had an affair with. The legendary quarterback turned CBS analyst was approached by the paper and provided them with a statement.
“This is a personal and private matter,” Marino said. “I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then. We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved. My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together. And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”
The mother, Donna Savattere, was 35 at the time of her encouter with Marino , working as a production assistant for CBS. Marino has contact with the child and has provided for Savattere and the child financially as well.
In my opinion this is a non-story. It is shocking that Dan Marino has been able to keep this under wraps for all this time, but aside from that, there isn’t much news here. Dan Marino is human and a famous one at that. He made a mistake, but he seems to have handled it the right way. The story makes it seem like his family is aware of the situation, he has been in the child’s life and has taken responsibility financially as well.
He has been married to his wife Claire for 30 years, she seems to have forgiven him, the public will, most likely, as well. Be sure to check back here for more details as they come in.