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Dan Marino fathered a child with CBS employee in 2005

January 31, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Dan Marino during Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.
Dan Marino during Super Bowl media day on Tuesday. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images )

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino has admitted to having an affair with one of his CBS colleagues that resulted in a child born in 2005.

According to the New York Post report, Donna Savattere was a 35-year-old production assistant at CBS in New York when she started an affair with Marino, who is married with six children. Savattere gave birth to their daughter, Chloe, in June 2005 and Marino allegedly paid Savattere millions of dollars to keep quiet about the baby and move to Texas after the birth.

According to the report, Marino has had sporadic contact with the child since she was born.

"This is a personal and private matter," Marino told the Post in a written statement. "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."

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

Savattere is now married and has another child with her husband.

Marino is an NFL analyst for CBS and will be part of the Super Bowl pregame show on Sunday.


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