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Report: Dan Marino to withdraw from concussion lawsuit against the NFL

Dan Marino threw for 61361 yards in his NFL career. (Donald Bowers/Getty Images) Dan Marino threw for 61,361 yards in his NFL career. (Donald Bowers/Getty Images)

Dan Marino is looking to remove his name from a concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL on Monday, according to the Sun Sentinel's Dave Hyde.

It was reported that the 52-year old Hall of Famer would be among 15 plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the league regarding the long-term impact of concussions, but now Marino's lawyers say their client did not intend to join the suit, according to the Sun-Sentinel's source.

“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. They are working to correct the error,”

Marino has recently had discussions with the Miami Dolphins about rejoining the team, and ESPN's Ed Werder reports that he feared the lawsuit would prevent the team from hiring him to a front office role.

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