NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has pulled out of a concussion lawsuit, days after it was reported that he had joined the lawsuit against the league.
Marino, 52, issued the following statement to Sports Illustrated:
“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 reference in the form complaint of current head injuries.”