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Dan Marino Withdrawing Name From Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

Dan Marino Withdrawing Name From Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

UPDATE 6/4 4:00am

"I did not realize I would be automatically listed as a plaintiff."

Those words coming from a statement released by Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, who says he is withdrawing his named from a concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL.

Marino says he was authorizing a claim to be filed in case he needed future medical coverage.

He goes on to say he's sympathetic to other players seeking relief from head injuries.

Check out Marino's statement below:

"Within the last year I authorized a claim to be filed on my behalf just in case I needed future medical coverage to protect me and my family in the event I later suffered from the effects of head trauma," Marino said in a statement to TheMMQB.com. "In so doing I did not realize I would be automatically listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NFL. I have made the decision it is not necessary for me to be part of any claims or this lawsuit and therefore I am withdrawing as a plaintiff effective immediately. I am sympathetic to other players who are seeking relief who may have suffered head injuries. I also disclaim any references in the form complaint of current head injuries."

 

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UPDATE 6/3 2:13pm

Miami Dolphins great, Dan Marino, is reportedly calling an audible when it comes to his recent concussion lawsuit against the NFL.

The Sun-Sentinel is reporting the Hall of Famer is now planning on withdrawing his name from the recent suit.

The report states Marino never intended to initiate litigation, and that in the event he had adverse health consequences down the road, he would be covered with health benefits.

Attorneys are now trying to figure out how his name ended up on the suit.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League.

The 52-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.

Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs join more than 4,800 others who have alleged the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions. The NFL has denied those claims.

The lawsuit doesn't specify any medical problems suffered by the plaintiffs including Marino, who retired in 1999. It seeks unspecified damages and medical monitoring.

The NFL and the original group of players agreed on a $765 million settlement last August. But the settlement was rejected by a federal judge in January.

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APNP Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:04:22 GMT<

 

 

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