Update: Marino Withdrawing from NFL Concussion Lawsuit
Update: The South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting Dan Marino is acting to withdraw his suit against the NFL:
“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.
Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino has joined the federal lawsuit against the NFL filed in Philadelphia. The Dolphins quarterback, a Pittsburgh native who starred in college for Pitt, is one of 41 Hall of Famers (or their estates) among the 5,000 former players suing the league over concussions.
The NFL and the players reached a settlement, but U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected the settlement. She wrote there wasn’t enough evidence the $765 million settlement would cover all the medical costs.
Dan Marino’s short-form complaint used boilerplate language. “On information and belief, the Plaintiff … sustained repetitive, traumatic sub-concussive and/or concussive head impacts during NFL games and/or practices.”