Wow. NFL legend Dan Marino has dropped a big family secret. Really, this is personal and it’s none of our business – but Dan for whatever reason decided it was time for the world to hear his shocking admission.  I know some will think it’s a big deal, but I feel like this happens more often than we know and it’s not our place to judge.
Details after the jump…

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Via Mike Foss, USA TODAY Sports:

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and current CBS analyst Dan Marino fathered a child out of wedlock with another CBS employee in 2005.

The New York Post reported that Marino had an affair with former CBS Sports production assistant Donna Savattere, and the two had a daughter, Chloe, in June 2005.

“This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then,” Marino said in a statement. “We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.”

Marino has been married for 28 years to his wife, Claire, with whom he has four sons and two adopted daughters.

“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” Marino said. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”

After the birth of Chloe, the Post reports Marino “agreed to pay millions” and Savattere moved from New York to Texas and keep their relationship and child a secret.