Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino issued a statement Tuesday about his decision to withdraw his name from the major concussion lawsuit against the NFL. This comes about 24 hours after reports surfaced that Marino added his name to the list of about 4,800 former players.
According to Marino, he does not suffer from head injuries. Here is his full statement Marino released this evening:
“Within the last year 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 from the effects of head trauma. In so doing I did not realize I would be automatically listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NFL. I have made the decision it is not necessary for me to be part of any claims or this lawsuit and therefore I am withdrawing as a plaintiff effective immediately. I am sympathetic to other players who are seeking relief who may have suffered head injuries. I also disclaim any references in the form complaint of current head injuries.”