June 4, 2014 in Sports

Dan Marino says he’s withdrawing from concussion suit

 

Dan Marino says he inadvertently became a plaintiff in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL and is withdrawing immediately. The Hall of Fame quarterback said he doesn’t suffer any effects from head injuries. “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, 52, said in a statement Tuesday. “I did not realize I would be automatically listed as a plaintiff. … 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.” Marino was by far the best-known of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week. – Associated Press


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