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    Dan Marino Withdraws From NFL Concussion Lawsuit

    The Sun Sentinel reports Marino's inclusion was an error.

    Updated — June 3, 6:24 p.m. ET

    On Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Dan Marino, along with 14 other former players, joined the ongoing class-action lawsuit against the NFL's handling of concussions.

    On Tuesday, the Sun Sentinel reported Marino and his attorneys are in the process of removing his name from the suit.

    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.

    The lawsuit includes about 5,000 former players and aims to dispute the $765 million settlement reached late 2013. The plaintiffs claim the settlement amount is not enough to cover damages incurred by the NFL's handling of concussions.