Dan Marino, 14 other ex-players file concussion lawsuit against NFL
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino throws an autographed football from the mound after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a spring exhibition baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:43PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA -- Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League.
The 52-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.
Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs join more than 4,800 others who have alleged the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions. The NFL has denied those claims.
The lawsuit doesn't specify any medical problems suffered by the plaintiffs including Marino, who retired in 1999. It seeks unspecified damages and medical monitoring.
The NFL and the original group of players agreed on a $765 million settlement last August. But the settlement was rejected by a federal judge in January.