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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.

6-3-2014

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