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Report: Dan Marino To Withdraw Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

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(Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP)UPDATE: According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Dan Marino intends to withdraw his lawsuit against the NFL.

The source states,”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.”

More here.

The Hall of Fame quarterback was among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League.

The 52-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback was one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.

Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs joined more than 4,800 others who have alleged the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions. The NFL has denied those claims.

The lawsuit doesn’t specify any medical problems suffered by the plaintiffs including Marino, who retired in 1999. It seeks unspecified damages and medical monitoring.

The NFL and the original group of players agreed on a $765 million settlement last August. But the settlement was rejected by a federal judge in January.

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