First, he was suing the NFL. Now, he's not.
Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino said Tuesday he will withdraw his lawsuit against the league over concussion-related injuries, a day after The Inquirer reported he had filed a claim in federal court in Philadelphia.
In a statement, Marino, 52, said he has not developed any symptoms of long-term injury as a result of head trauma sustained during his 17 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. And he said he had not realized he would be listed as a plaintiff in ongoing litigation.
"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," he said. "I have made the decision it is not necessary for me to be part of any claims or this lawsuit."