A day after news surfaced that Dan Marino had filed suit with fourteen other players against the NFL last week, the Hall of Fame quarterback intends to withdraw from the legal action, the South Florida Sun-Sentinal reports.
“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,” an anonymous source told the paper. “They are working to correct the error.
Breitbart Sports reported on Tuesday that several of the fourteen players joined with the retired Miami Dolphins quarterback in the legal action, including a kicker, had never played a down in a regular season NFL game. The suit, filed on May 28, comes on the heels of last year’s $765 million settlement, yet to be approved by a federal judge, between the NFL and nearly 5,000 former players suing the league for covering up the dangers of football. Roughly ten percent of the litigants in that action registered no playing time in regular season NFL games.
Marino reportedly suffered two known concussions during his seventeen-year career in the league.