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Another hero's reputation bites the dust

This has been quite the sour year for those involved in hero worship -- and we're not quite free of January yet.

We recently found out Lance Armstrong cheated. A lot. We found out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a mythical girlfriend and, at the very least, lied about her even after he knew she was fictional. This week, media outlets, themselves not exactly pristine in their reputation, reported Ray Lewis cheated recently by using preformance enhancing drugs derived from deer antlers to help him recover from his triceps injury. (Lewis has denied the allegation). Then there was the link between Alex Rodriguez and a PED lab.

And now a Dan Marino affair and love child comes to light.

You read right.

Marino, the Dolphins legend, former NFL Man of the Year, and someone whose career enjoyed a squeeky clean image, apparently had an affair and fathered a child with a former CBS production assistant in 2005, according to this report in today's New York Post.

Marino has been working on the CBS Sunday afternoon pregame show since 2003 and is scheduled to be on that show this Sunday prior to Super Bowl 47.

The report is more than just an allegation.

Marino, married 28 years to Claire, released a statement to the newspaper admitting to the affair.

"I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then," he said in the statement. "We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved."

The paper reports Marino paid Donna Savattere "millions" to keep the affair private. She has since married someone else.

Marino has six children, including two adopted girls, with Claire. They are apparently still together. I saw them Sunday at the Dan Marino Foundation event at Sun Life Stadium.

There are ironies here: Chloe was born only a couple of months before Marino was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This story was confirmed by the Post on Wednesday, the day Marino and his wife celebrated their 28th anniversary.

It is unclear if Marino's bosses at CBS are aware he was having a relationship with Savattere. The network does have at several levels guidelines forbidding co-workers from becoming involved, according to a network source.

It is also unclear whether Marino's reputation will suffer once news of this affair spreads.

Tiger Woods, for example, lost sponsorships, his marriage and his sporting career was derailed when allegations of his habitual cheating became public. It is not known if Marino's dalliance is limited to one woman.

Things Marino did well is not deny what is apparently true. He also moved to take care of the kid financially. I assume he also made this known to Claire because one does not simply extract "millions" from the bank without the wife knowing.

The moral of this?

People are flawed. We make mistakes. We fall. All of us.

Hero worship is a bad idea.

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If this was a court of law, who would be the biggest knob here??

Easy, YG

MAKE COFFEE PROPERLY, DAMMIT!

USE FRESH BEANS, BURR GRINDER AND FRENCH PRESS! ENOUGH OF YOUR TRASHY MAXWELL HOUSE AND FOLGERS GARBAGE!

If this was a court of law, who would get credit for blogging for 89 hours straight and prooving without a shadow of a doubt that he is absolutely worthless in life?

Easy ... YG!


Thanks YG for catching the error that I already corrected myself.

Now if this was a court of law ... who would get credit for that one??

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 03:56 PM

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

OF COURSE YOU WOULD GET ALL OF THE CREDIT IN A COURT OF LAW. THE JUDGE WOULD GIVE YOU ABOUT 30YRS WORTH OF CREDIT FOR SNITCHING ON YOURSELF.

ITS CALLED A "CONFESSION" IN A COURT OF LAW RETARDOMONGUL. LOL.....

OK, that must be a new obamacare law.

BTW, check the scouting report on Henne... Ryan... Flacco... since your so smart, there are 4 major scouting groups used by most NFL teams, find the stack rankings, There must be A LOT of people that need the same mental care that I do.

Thanks for the advice, I would appreciate more info and facts on this free care that you know of. It must be right up there with your knowledge of talent in the NFL.

yg & mark In toronto must not have read my earlier post about blogging like men.

grow up kiddies or kiss n make up. you both look like idiots.

If this was a court of law, who would be the biggest knob here??

Easy, YG

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 03:57

ONE WORD:

PROPONDEROUS OF EVIDENCE?

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A "JURY OF YOUR PEERS". THAT DOESNT EXIST KING RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO. LOL...

Hahaha, Obamacare law ... correcting a grammatical error is now confessing to a crime.

Again, in a court of law, biggest waste of an errant spew-shot ...

YG

interesting comment, how are many of your comments "adult" like? And your sign in name?

PS, YG ...

It's Prepondereance of evidence you shite machine

Posted by: Poizen | January 31, 2013 at 04:00 PM

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

POIZEN MADE THE "OBAMACARE" REFERENCED POST. CONTINUE TO PROVE YOU ARE REALLY RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA INM TORONTO.

PLAEASE DO CONTINUE TO AMUSE THE BLOG WITH YOUR RETARDMONGOLISM, PLEASE DO. LOL...

I heard a story from a friend years ago, that Marino stiffed him when he delivered Pizza to the team practice facility. The guy brought a large number of pizzas to the practice facility, had to walk a long way with all the pies, and when he was paid Marino failed to give the poor guy a tip. He actually gave the delivery guy exact change (Something like
$ 120.55). The delivery guy walked away disappointed as he thought that Marino with all his millions would give him a big tip. Thank goodness for John Offerdal who gave Marino a dirty look and called the kid back to give him a 10 dollar tip. True Story!

Marino being a cheap (or a jerk) does not take away from the fact that he is one of the greatest ever and I loved to watch him play. Neither does this story about him having an extra marital affair. In my eyes he will always be one of the greatest but I have never seen any of these guys as "heroes". Let's face it we don't know any of these guys and all they do is play a game and earn millions for it.

Yeah, he made it to you and I laughed at it.

Try to keep up, skidmark

RETARDOMONGOLISTIC @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

i INTENTIALLY MISPELLED "PREPONDERANCE" TO CATCH YOU IN A TRAP. IT WORKED, YOU SPELLED IT "PREPONDEREANCE".

BEFORE CORRECTING ANYONE'S SPELLING, DOESNT IT MAKE SENSE TO SPELL A WORD CORRECTLY YOURSELF?

YOU ARE TRULY RETARDOMONGOLISTIC. LOL....

I was hoping Marino would have fathered a boy who could throw a football since Dan Jr turned out to be a potential cast member for Queer Eye.

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

I KNOW THAT FOR YOU ITS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, BUT, PLAEASE TRY AND CATCH UP. POIZEN WAS POASTING TO A TROLL THATS LOW BUZZING HIM.

IS EVERY SINGLE POST OF YOURS GOING TO PROVE YOUR RETARDOMONGOLISM TODAY KID? LOL....

sure YG, sure.

ONE WORD:

PROPONDEROUS OF EVIDENCE?

How many things proove your idiocy in that phrase ...

It's no big deal really. It's the fake religious morals that society put's on people.Humans are not monogamous, they are going to have sex. And no one should be held up as a hero, let alone athlete's. That said Dan is my favorite football player because of the way he played the game.That's all, he's not a hero, he's not a god, and I don't want my child to be like him or anyone else. My child should be like me and your child should be like you.

RETARDOMONGUL,

JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION, "PLAEASE" IS SHORT FOR "PLAY IT EASY ON YOURSELF".

JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHINE A LITTLE LIGHT UPON THE RETARDOMONGOLISTIC DARKLANDS. LOL....

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 04:20 PM

RETARDOMONGUL,

PLEASE CHECK YOUR POST, YOU SPELLED "PREPONDEREANCE", IT'S "PREDONDERANCE". NEED MORE EVIDENCE OF YOUR RETARDOMONGOLISM? SEE:

PS, YG ...

It's Prepondereance of evidence you shite machine

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 04:08 PM

ROTFLMAO...............................

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

HOW EMBARRASSING IS IT TO CORRECT SOMEONE'S SPELLING THEN "MISPELL THE SAME EXACT WORD" YOU TRIED TO CORRECT THAT PERSON ON? LOL...

"PREPONDEREANCE", FIND THAT SPELLING ANYWHAERE, I DARE YOU! LOL...

Good night all... Till next time...

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

SPELL ANYWHAERE FOR ME. LOL.......................

how dare any of you question Dan Marino. he is Dan "fudging" Marino. he can do whatever he wants.

I'm 45 now and as you guys will find out all too soon, going to the gym just isn't the only answer any more. I'm at the gym 3-4 times a week but it just doesn't come off as quickly as it used to.

Posted by: Craig M | January 31, 2013 at 02:05 PM

Craig,

What I'm telling myself is the fat's coming off, but the muscle is taking its place, so that's why I weigh the same. That's the easiest on my ego!


PS, YG ...

It's Prepondereance of evidence you shite machine

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 04:08 PM


EVEN A "S H I T MACHINE" SEEMS TO SERVE A GREATER PURPOSE FOR LIFE THAN YOU, RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO. LOL.......................................

YG, yours wasn't a spelling mistake, it was an entirely wrong phrase.

Mine wasn't a spelling mistake, it was a typo. I make lots of them. And I never care to fix them .. or seldom.

You can now go on trolling for the 91st consecutive hour. Don't forrget to bring out your alter egos. Your fake ALoco is my favourite.

go finsssssssss

It takes two to Tango and this gal is no victim. She actually hit the jackpot and now she is set for life financially.

The only victims here are Marino's wife and the family but if she has forgiven him and they have moved on then so be it. All these journalists are a bunch of hypocrits. Everyone has skeletons in their closets. If the president of the United States could not contain himself in the Whitehouse with an intern, how can anyone blame Marino for a mistake in his past. As some have already said, what Marino did happens in every day life. I frown upon those that beat their wives and girlfriends or that comit crimes like OJ. Marino sinned (made a mistake) and so do all of us. According to him he has been a responsible adult and has taken care of his responsibilities as a man. That is all he can do now.

DC,

Fat never goes anywhere really, but, it does shrink.

However, if you continue to workout, and operate under the same "caloric intake". You'll find that you will actually continue to lose even more weight and muscle mass will max out exactly where it currently is.

This is why pro athletes who really strenuously workout will be on a 10,000 calory caloric intake just maintain current weight.

TYhe more you workout and the more strenuously you work out. Its imperative to also increase caloric intake. If not, the body will began to feed on the protien from the muscle. Which will actually shrink the muscle mass.

Unbelievable I can't believe it

That's why he sold the big house in weston

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

DONT WORRY, IM DONE WITH YOU FOR TODAY. YOURE BY WIN IN A BLOWOUT "BOTTOMBITCH". THERES NOTHING LEFT OF YOU TO ANNIHIALATE. LOL....

If you were really under the impression that a guy of Marino's stature with his options had been faithful to his wife since 1985 then i have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

NOTHING MORE "FUNNER" THAN ANNIHILATING MY BOTTOMBITCH RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO. lol...

Hahha, workout and diet tips from the guy who couldn't bench press his azzzz in weight. hahaha, workout tips by the guy who's on a blog 23 hours a day ...

Go on keeping score and making up fake terms pretending you know what you're talking about.

Tell us again how Chris Clemons is a young and up coming player even though he's older than most of the prospective FS free agents.

Your idiocy knows no bounds. Go on now.

Don't forget to type in caps. It enhances your point. Don't forget to bring fake ALoco too.

YOURE BY WIN IN A BLOWOUT

Anyone care to explain what this means? I don't understand retardo

If the Dolphins are looking for a "very cheap" deepthreat this offseason. They need look no further than this year's sb.

Randy Moss

I would bet the farm SF releases him this year. Even if he's lost "2 steps" he's still faster and far cheaper cheaper than Hartline.

Even at this stage of Moss' career we could get 5-6tds out of him in 2013. That's nearly 4yrs worth of td production from Hartline. LOL....

PS: I know.... Ireland would never go for it! LOL...

Yeah, Moss, after the team could've got him for cheap twice, they'll get him now.

Stop being stupid all your life.

Armando.....

Good for you....on keeping this blog topic up...as opposed to outting up a new on just a few hours later....

Many FIN FANS don't want to even acknowledge this post.....and would rather right it off as "no big deal"....

If this is truly "no big deal" than Marino has faded in to obscurity faster than I had figured....I often compare his legend to that of Dan Fouts....if this indiscretion isn't news worthy....than Dan Marino=Dan Fouts.....and that is sad.....

That is what I was trying to get @ today...trying to get people to @ least acknowledge this....but to many would rather say..."nothing to see here"....

Soon enough....it will be true....mentioning Marino (who is a fading legend among the younger fans).....will be the equivalent of bring up Fran Tarketon or Y.A. Tittle.....and as that happens....you guys really will need to cling to you're memories of the perfect season....

Plus, Moss would have huge "woodie" to play against Bellichik. Moss may be good for a "split" in the two game season series.

It also buys time to find one more wr in 2014's draft. Problem is that "Jeffy boy" would never buy into this. LOL...

RETARDOMONGUL @ MARCIA IN TORONTO,

PLEASE LEARN TO READ. IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL THING. OBVIOUSLY YOU DIDNT "READ MY ENTIRE POST".

IM SURE IT WAS THE RETARDO MONGOLISM DISEASE THAT WOULDNT ALLOW YOU TOO. JUST SAY 7 HAIL MARY'S AND 3 GOD OF GRACES AND YOU SHOULD BE FINE.

ALMOST FORGOT, YOURE NOT "NORMAL PEOPLE". LOL...

Craig M....

Good job on the cleanse.....12 lbs huh??? not bad...keep it off....

I am going to crossfit @ 6:30 this evening.....I have been doing it 3 times a week...this is week 3...I love it...but its' more challenging any work out I have ever done in my life...each work out is the hardest work out of my life....and some of those only last 10 min.....but I LOVE IT.....I get butterflies before each workout....wondering if this is the one that will make me puke....

I'll give you a real update after 6 weeks....hopefully by then I will be thriving in my work outs...and not just surviving them...

I owe you some clarification on the Tanne comments...and you will get them....when I catch you on here @ the same time....

Yeah, Moss and his 550 receiving yards this year will be the deciding factor in getting a victory against the pats next year.

FUKK UR DUMB-UHHHHH

Kris,

How does Marino getting laid with a youger chick affect you or Armando. The man made a mistake and I am sure he has had to answer plenty to his wife. He has been responsible for his actions. If we want to keep on clinging to Marino, then lets talk about what he did on the field. If he fails to pay child support or abuses Claire or this girl he got involved with then we there is a story (those are crimes).

We don't know any of these guys personally. This is all gossip. Leave that stuff for the girls. Nobody is perfect and him cheating on his wife is not going to take away from his legend "as a football player." OJ is still one of the best RBs I ever saw, though he is a piece of garbage as a human being. I am sure Marino is not going to give us any money or invite us to any parties or engagments. He is just a man who was great at what he did. IMO the most prolific QB ever!

CraigM,

Congratulations that your workout regimine is going so well for you!


Yeah, Moss and his 550 receiving yards this year will be the deciding factor in getting a victory against the pats next year.

FUKK UR DUMB-UHHHHH

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2013 at 05:13 PM

BOTTOMBITCH,

WHY DID YOU FAIL TO MENTION MOSS' 3TDS TRIPLED HARTLINE'S TD PRODUCTION?

HARTLINE'S GREATEST TD PRODUCTION WAS 3(2011) WITH BRANDON MARSHALL. MOSS WAS THE #2 WR TO CRABTREE AND WAS "PRIMARILY USED AS A DECOY".

EVERY POST YOU MAKE CONTINUES TO ALLOW YOUR RETARDOMONGOLISTIC BEHAVIOR TO "GLISTEN" EVEN MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS POST. LOL...

OH, AND MOSS AVG 15.5 YPC, TOO. LOL....

Sure YG, here comes the groundswell support fot the sign Randy Moss movement in 3 .. 2 ... 1


....


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NOTHING, HUH?

ALL OF THIS MARINO STUFF SOUNDS LIKE THE EXACT SAME STUFF BLACK PEOPLE WERE SAYING ABOUT TIGER WOODS WHEN MAJORITY OF WHITE PEOPLE WERE PUBLICALLY CRUCIFYING HIM.

BOY DO WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO AS FAR AS A SOCIETY OF PEOPLE LIVING TOGETHER.

IT SEEMS THE VORACITY OF ONE'S ILL DEEDS STILL DEPENDS WHAT COLOR IS HIS SKIN. AS A SOCIETY, WE STILL SEEM MORE WILLING TO GIVE ONE A PASS IF HIS SKIN COLOR IS OUR OWN.

IMAGINE WHAT THIS BLOG WOULD BE LIKE RIGHT NOW IF MARINO WERE BLACK. LOL...

NOT A PEEP FROM ESPN ON THE MARINO STORY YET. MAYBE IF HE WERE BLACK AND THE SAME MARINO..... LOL....

I don't judge...and I am not trying to judge Marino...i'm just saying...its worthy of discusion...

Posted by: Kris | January 31, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Fair enough Kris. And I hate when I know people who cheat and then I have to smile and play nice around their loved one. It makes me feel like I'm lying too. Not sure if your friend makes you feel that way but I've been in that situation and don't like it. But you have to follow the code, no snitching! Ha

IM SURE IF THE SAME STORY HAD COME OUT ABOUT... SAY... EMMITT SMITH, ESPN WOULD BE "ALL OVER IT" RIGHT NOW. LOL...

I think I get upset when people judge or discuss it as being this horrible thing. And only because we as regular every day people who only get recognized by those we know haven't a clue what it's like.

We all sit back at our computers and say ' "I would never do that". But you can't say that if you're not in the situation. People say they would never do it because there aren't 50 drop dead gorgeous women waiting outside of an accounting office throwing themselves at the star accountant. We walk out of our places of business, there is no clapping or autograph seekers.

If any of these people walked out of their place of business and there were super model looking women saying, "I'll sleep with you if you have somewhere to go" they would do it! My God, if they didn't they would have to be considered a saint. I know some out there might not do it but you would think long and hard about it. And then the next day it happens again and you turn it down. And again, and again, and again. Now we're 365 days in and every single day some hot girls have thrown themselves at you. Are you still turning it down?

I don't know, I would like to think I have more willpower and would not cheat but I have never been in that situation so I can't say. I can say after years of this it would be damned hard to say no. Especially after 2 weeks of "I have a headache" from your wife!

YG BEEN DRINKING SINSE 1 PM,3 HOURS LATER THEN WHEN HE UAULLY STARTS............
YG,MAYBE YOU SHOULD EAT BEFORE YOU DRUNK.
YG, DO YOU EAT BREAKFAST OR DO YOU START DRUNKING WHEN YOU WAKE UP?

this is relatively benign news. i wish that something current regarding the dolphins got people excited. regarding hero worship, no one is under the illusion that being a hall of fame quarterback qualifies you as a moral example.

Olando....

I am not affected in the slightest by Marino's behavior....and however his wife feels...i'm sure she got it off her chest between 5 and 7 years ago....depending on when he came clean to her....sounds an awful lot like this chick Marino knocked up was all about the black mail game (millions of dollars)....and the story STILL comes out....Daddy warbucks must have put his foot down.....

Orlando...today I am merely playing the part of a SHOCK therapist who is trying to get you guys to admit to what you have seen.....

this is a deal....big or not...its a DEAL...and nobody wants to acknowledge that...and that to me is kinda sad...

PHONY78,

The Marino story is more than just about "simple cheating". He father an "illegitimate child" in doing so. Then there's the "multi-million dollar" atempt to "cobver it up".

Then there's the "wifey knows of it". Why didnt she seek to leave the relationship? There's so many layers to this "stinky oinion" that if it wasnt for the Herald reporting it, we probably still wouldnt know of it.

F u c k i n g unbelievable! Seems to still be a "GREAT COVER UP" by the national media.

marinos the man, get off his nuts

FLIPER BREED,PLESE GO TO SLEEP, YOU SOUND LIKE A BROWN DONKEY,ALWAYS ATTACKING GREAT POSTERS AND CALLING THEM NAMES.
PLEASE LEAVE THE BLOG.

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