Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino Suing NFL Over Concussions
Hall of Fame quarterback and Miami Dolphins great Dan Marino is now suing the NFL over concussions he sustained during his playing career.
Marino, along with 14 former players, filed suit in federal court last week, bringing the list of former players suing the league to approximately 5,000 with 41 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In an 18-page document obtained by the LA Times, Marino alleges that the league concealed information about football-related brain injuries, similar to those made in more than 300 other lawsuits.
The NFL continues to deny those claims.
Marino, 53, did not provide any specific symptoms but says “repetitive, traumatic sub-concussive and/or concussive head impacts during NFL games and/or practices.”
Marino spent 17 seasons in the league, reaching the Pro Bowl nine times. He became the first quarterback to pass for over 5,000 yards in a single season and the first to throw for 40 touchdowns in a single season, a feat he accomplished twice.
Other former players who have already filed suit against the league include former Bears defensive lineman Richard Dent and quarterback Jim McMahon.
The NFL and an original group of players agreed on a $765 million settlement in August but that settlement was rejected by a federal judge in January.