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Friday, December 19, 2014

Dan Marino sues NFL over concussions

Dan MarinoDan Marino is the latest former NFL player to sue the league over concussions.

The LA Times reported Monday that Marino and 14 others sued the league last week in District Court in Philadelphia.

The process of former players suing the league has been going on for quite some — and somewhat quietly — but there are around 5,000 former players who have joined suits against the league, including over 40 Hall of Famers.

This specific suit is very similar to the others in that the players are accusing the NFL of concealing information about football-related brain injuries and misled players.

The NFL proposed a $765-million settlement, but a judge rejected it feeling that amount was not great enough.

Marino is one of the biggest names to join the lawsuit. It’s also surprising to see him be a part of it for a few reasons. He has been a broadcaster for CBS for several years and even acted in movies and commercials and never seemed to exhibit signs of head trauma unlike some other ex-QBs, and you probably wouldn’t have thought Marino would feel the need to go this avenue for money. But if he feels like the NFL did him wrong, then that’s enough reason to join the suit.



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