Hall of Fame Dolphins QB Dan Marino has admitted to an affair that led to the woman, a former CBS employee, having a child. He then paid the woman millions to try to cover up the affair.
Marino, married for 20 years at the time of the affair, had six children, two of whom had been adopted.
Any of this bother you?
It’s no surprise that players are just that – players, and while Marino was wrong, he’s not the first, nor will he be the last, to have an affair and pay off the woman to keep a child out of wedlock secret.
How about Sunday’s huge Super Bowl spotlight player – Ray Lewis? All Lewis has done is have six children with four women. I never hear anyone question him.
Sure Marino wasn’t correct in going outside his marriage, and from the sounds of it, he and his wife have dealt with it.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” Marino said in the statement. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”
Hopefully all that is true. If your throwing stones at Dan Marino, be aware that there’s plenty of other players living in glass houses – and they had better be careful.