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Dan Marino Joins Lawsuit - Updated


It’s only a little ironic that Dan Marino would join the concussion lawsuit filed by 15 players against the NFL.  Marino was probably the least hit QB in the NFL.  His lightning quick release rarely put him on the ground.  His ability to step out of traffic and unload the ball made his time in the dirt a lot less than most other players.

The inclusion of Marino’s name in the lawsuit is vague.  Filed in Pennsylvania, the addition of Marino only lists his name, dates of NFL service, and his current residency.  There is no mention of any injuries, specific ailments, or disabilities being suffered by Marino.  It’s not entirely uncommon.

Marino retired in 1999 after a tumultuous tenure with then head coach Jimmy Johnson.  His predecessor, Dave Wannstedt signed Jay Fiedler as a free agent and announced that Marino would have to compete for his job.  Marino opted to hang up his cleats.  He had an offer to join the Minnesota Vikings but turned it down.


UPDATE:  It’s being reported now that Dan Marino is withdrawing for the concussion lawsuit.  It is being reported that Marino did not intentionally enter the lawsuit but that his name was added by mistake.  Marino had expressed concern over future health issues but did not want to be part of the named plaintiffs.


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  • Jcartwright67

    Ironic indeed! I become less impressed with Marino as his life unfolds. He could, he should still be challenging Elway for glory today.

    • Marshall summerlin

      ???????? Did you see the update???????

      • Jcartwright67

        Yes. Numb skull. That was weeks ago. Pay attention. His peers are running organisations and fighting cancer. He’s chasing tail and ambulancess!

        • Marshall Summerlin

          I am a nun skull you’re the one that had made the misinformed statement… have a problem with marino stay off of the dolphins site…..Lorena has also done a lot of good throughout the years representing the Miami Dolphins for many organizations so why don’t you check those records before you bash him completely…….in my experience in this world usually those that call out others for things they do are usually doing them themselves or have done them in the past….so why don’t you try to not be so rude the next time chucklehead!!!

          • Jcartwright67

            My apoligies Marhall…right you are. Marino does more in his sleep than I can even imagine to do for the Miami society. I just wanted more for him. Hope we have a great season…..

          • Marshall summerlin

            apology accepted and I apologize as well after all we are all Dolfans and we all just want the best for our team I wasn’t happy with what Marino did either but I guess if his wife and children can forgive him that’s why you know I forgave him but here’s to a great season and I think hopefully will be in the playoffs this year