Less than a day after it was revealed that former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was part of a concussion lawsuit filed by thirteen other, the Hall of Famer is dropping his name from the suit.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Marino is withdrawing from the lawsuit and is working with his lawyers to clear up any mistakes that may have been made that led to his inclusion in the whole matter.
According to a source, Marino, 52, and his lawyers will be in discussions to withdraw from the lawsuit that was filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
“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. They are working to correct the error,” a source said to the Sun-Sentinel.
Marino has been wishy-washy on the whole concussion front, stating at times that players basically had it coming and knew it was coming but are now angry about only because they wrote a check their bodies can’t cash. But he’s also seemed symptahetic at times which has led to a world of confusion when it comes to where Marino stands on the issue.
Chances are he, like so many of his generation, are battling varying degrees of symptoms from their playing days and that could be playing a factor. He also may just feel strongly about his stance that players knew the risks, which is his right given that this is a free country and he’s entitled to his own opinion.
Either way, Marino is dropping his name from the lawsuit which goes to show not all former players in the game are angry with the NFL over the treatment they endured.