One of the NFL's most accomplished quarterbacks is among the players suing the NFL for damages related to concussions players say they suffered during their careers.
Dan Marino, a Hall of Famer for the Miami Dolphins, was one of 15 players named in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against the league, according to federal court records, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
There are more than 300 active lawsuits against the league, comprised of more than 5,000 former players. Marino was named in an 18-page complaint that charged the NFL with concealing and witholding information about football-related brain injuries, claims that the NFL has repeatedly denied.
Marino, 52, played for the Dolphins from 1983 to 1999 and was named to nine Pro Bowls. According to the short-form version of the complaint, of which one was submitted for each plaintiff, “On information and belief, the Plaintiff … sustained repetitive, traumatic sub-concussive and/or concussive head impacts during NFL games and/or practices."
According to the Times' report, Marino is seeking "medical monitoring and unspecified financial recovery."
Although as many as 40 or more Hall of Famers have been part of lawuits against the league, Marino's is one of the biggest and most recognized. His recent work as a broadcaster, even as he was let go by CBS, makes him among the more recognizeable former players to several generations of football-watching fans.
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