Dan Marino has a love child with a CBS production assistant

Dan Marino, who has been married for 28 years, had a love child with a CBS employee in 2005

1/31/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Dan Marino has a love child with a CBS production assistantDan Marino is in the news during Super Bowl week, but probably not for reasons that he would like.

The NY Post is reporting that Marino, who recently celebrated his 28th wedding anniversary with his wife Claire, had a love child with a CBS production assistant in 2005.

Marino has admitted to the affair and paid Donna Savattere, the mother of his child, several million dollars.

Marino said the following, in a written statement:
"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."

Blog Photo - Dan Marino has a love child with a CBS production assistantSavattere is now married, and has another child with her husband.

Marino will carry on as planned, joining the CBS crew for Super Bowl coverage on Sunday.

Prior to this, Marino was viewed as having a rather clean image. It's no surprise that he arranged a settlement with Savattere to keep the situation under wraps.

Apparently, however, she told friends that Marino was the father of her child, and word got out.

The next thing you know, the NY Post is running stories about your affairs that happened 8 years ago, and 6 years after Marino's playing career was over.

This should serve as a lesson to athletes, both former and current, who make the decision to get married.

If you want to get married, make sure you're done with stuff like this. If you still want to sleep around with random production assistants and anyone else... just don't get married. This is why Tiger Woods was vilified and Derek Jeter's a hero. It's not cheating if you're not married.

Best comment of the day goes to Deadspin commenter Bevraj of Choice, who quite frankly sums it up better than I ever could, so I'll end it with this:

Blog Photo - Dan Marino has a love child with a CBS production assistant
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2/1/13   |   jjh8857   |   334 respect

Give him a break...He starred on 2 shows, Knight Rider & Baywatch all the while playing QB for the Dolphins.

1/31/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

He's going to carry on as planned? Whew, for a second I thought we were going to miss out on Dan Marino's charming persona and valuable insights into the big game this Sunday. That was a close one. 

1/31/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Well, normally when Marino is in the news during Super Bowl week, it isn't good good, baby or not. It is generally about him never winning one!

1/31/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

"This is why Tiger Woods was vilified and Derek Jeter's a hero. It's not cheating if you're not married."

Amen!!