Calling a reverse: Now Dan Marino wants name off concussion lawsuit vs. the NFL

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  1. big dog cowboy

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    Calling a reverse: Now Dan Marino wants name off concussion lawsuit vs. the NFL

    By Eric Edholm
    2 hours ago
    Shutdown Corner

    Longtime analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show. CBS chief Sean McManus said in a statement that "Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but the best." (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
    Dan Marino's inclusion in a concussion-related lawsuit, it turned out, was almost as long as his tenure as the Miami Dolphins' senior vice president of football operations.

    The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Marino was one of 15 players who joined up to sue the NFL over the issue of concussions suffered during their NFL playing careers.

    But on Tuesday, Marino apparently had a change of heart. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting that Marino is seeking to remove his name from the suit. The explanation?

    “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 told the newspaper.

    Got it?

    That explanation doesn't really hold water, if Marino — or his legal team — at all have followed the NFL concussion settlement. As a former player, Marino automatically would be eligible to receive settlement money when it is finalized.


    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino appears at the AARP convention in New Orleans.
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  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    He was probably told if he ever wanted very little work for a lot of money job connected with NFL again, he might want to re think his position. Bulk of the settlement on these money grab lawsuits go to the attorneys.

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