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Dan Marino and 14 other players are the latest group to sue the NFL

They say the league knew concussions came with health consequences

The lawsuit doesn't list what happened to Marino

In January, a judge ruled a settlement between NFL, other ex-players was inadequate

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Dan Marino, considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in National Football League history, is withdrawing his name from a concussion lawsuit against the NFL, according to published reports.

Marino, a Hall of Famer who starred for the Miami Dolphins for 17 seasons, and 14 other former players filed a civil lawsuit in federal court that says the league knew for years there was a link between concussions and long-term health problems.

In the biggest concussion case, the NFL and at least 4,500 players proposed a $765 million settlement but a federal judge declined in January to approve the figure, saying she didn’t think it was enough money.

Each player submitted a short-form complaint that contained standard language that they suffer from brain injuries and exhibit symptoms that have developed over time.

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The document doesn’t specify the nature of Marino’s injuries.

The NFL didn’t immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Marino, 52, was considered one of the most durable quarterbacks in the NFL and once started 99 games in a row. Known for a quick release, Marino still holds several NFL records. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Other former players involved in the suit are Richard Bishop, Ethan Johnson, Chris Dugan, Anthony Grant, Mark Green, LaCurtis Jones, John Huddleston, Erik Affholter, Toddrick McIntosh, Dwight Wheeler, Jackie Wallace, Moses Moreno, Peter Manning and Bruce Clark.

Dan Marino was considered a durable quarterback during his playing career. he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
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Dan Marino was considered a durable quarterback during his playing career. he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

In a separate case in January, a federal judge declined to approve a proposed $760 million settlement of claims arising from concussions suffered by NFL players, saying she didn’t think it was enough money.

The estimated 20,000 class members over the settlement’s 65-year lifespan would include former players with early dementia, moderate dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis and/or death with a postmortem diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder.

Sol Weiss, one of the lawyers who filed the Marino group’s lawsuit, is also one of the attorneys who settled the class action concussion case with the NFL.

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CNN’s Marcus Hooper contributed to this story.