Whoa, this one came out of left field. Dan Marino joins the pack of former NFL players suing the NFL for negligence in notifying the players of the link between concussions and future health problems the players would face.
(CNN) — Dan Marino, considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in National Football League history, is suing the NFL over concussions, according to court documents filed last week in Philadelphia.
Marino, a Hall of Famer who starred for the Miami Dolphins for 17 seasons, and 14 other former players filed a civil lawsuit in federal court that says the league knew for years there was a link between concussions and long-term health problems.
Dan Marino was considered a durable quarterback during his playing career. he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
The document asks for monetary damages to be determined at a jury trial and for medical monitoring for the former players.
Each player submitted a short-form complaint that contained standard language that they suffer from brain injuries and exhibit symptoms that have developed over time.
The NFL didn’t immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
The estimated 20,000 class members over the settlement’s 65-year lifespan would include former players with early dementia, moderate dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis and/or death with a postmortem diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder.