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Dan Marino removes name from NFL concussion lawsuit after mistake

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Dan Marino will remove his name from a concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL just one day after his involvement became public knowledge.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinal Marino's name only appeared on the lawsuit against the league by mistake:

"It was never Marino’s intention to initiate litigation in this case, but to ensure that in the event he had adverse health consequences down the road, he would be covered with health benefits.

They are working to correct the error," one source told the publication.

The appearance of the former Miami Dolphins quarterback's name, one of the most recognizable in the history of sport, had catapulted the lawsuit to the top of public consciousness with many debating the isse were hotly than ever before.

It appears however that the former player, whilst supporting the aims of those involved, never meant to be at the forefront of the legal battle against the league and it remains to be seen how his removal affects the future of the bill.

The NFL is already facing litigation from another group of former players which has seen a $765 million settlement agreed - the total of which will be designated accordingly to those former players most affected by concussion since retirement.

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