Dan Marino files concussion lawsuit against NFL

Miami Dolphins' Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino speaks at a news conference promoting the Pro Football Hall of Fame fanfest at the I-X Center in Cleveland Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The inaugural event  will allow fans to meet and interact with 100 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame May 3-4, 2014. (AP Photo)
Miami Dolphins' Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino speaks at a news conference promoting the Pro Football Hall of Fame fanfest at the I-X Center in Cleveland Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The inaugural event will allow fans to meet and interact with 100 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame May 3-4, 2014. (AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is 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 is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.

Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs join 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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1 thought on “Dan Marino files concussion lawsuit against NFL

  1. Brett Favre recently said he was having issues with his memory which is obviously a scary thing to deal with. I am guessing this also effects their ability to focus properly and possibly even some painful headaches too.

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