Dan Marino admits to extramarital affair, child
MIAMI (WHDH) -- The Miami Dolphins' quarterback legend has admitted to an extramarital affair.
Dan Marino has also reportedly fathered a child in the process of the extramarital affair, and he paid to keep it quiet.
"New York Post" writers broke the story and published it on their website overnight. They also included a photo of Marino's mistress and their daughter.
The former Miami Dolphin was allegedly involved with a woman named Donna Savattere. At the time, she was a co-worker at CBS Sports, where Marino works as an NFL analyst, and she worked as a production assistant.
The "New York Post" report goes on to say Savattere gave birth to their daughter, Chloe, in 2005, and that Marino paid her millions of dollars to support the child and to keep the matter a secret.
When Chloe was born, Marino allegedly had already been married to his wife Claire for 20 years.
Marino has six children with Claire, and he is insisting his marriage is still intact.
Marino released a statement to the "New York Post:" "This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then. We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved."
The hall-of-famer is in New Orleans as part of the network's Super Bowl coverage.