Legendary quarterback Dan Marino fathered a secret lovechild with a junior network employee and paid her millions of dollars to keep it quiet, it emerged today. The former Miami Dolphins star cheated on Claire, his wife of 28 years, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their daughter Chloe was born in June 2005, and is now being raised by Ms Savattere and her husband, whom she met after her relationship with Marino. Scroll down for videos -The revelation about the Hall of Famer who has always been seen as a family man
While I wish Mr. Marino had been faithful, I´m glad that his values were not so rotten as to demand that she have an abortion. I hope fences are mended and that Ms. Savattere, her current husband and the Marinos are all on the same page in providing the best possible LIFE for the child that was created.
There´s what´s legal and what´s wrong, and these are sometime two different things.
The First Amendment provides protections for publishing such information, and that´s the way it should be. The harm of chilling speech is far worse than the exposure of a public figure´s personal peccadillos.
However, as there did not seem to be a dispute over child support, paternity, claims for grounds of divorce, nor did it seem (to me at least) that Marino held himself out in his job as an NFL analyst or spokesman as the ideal family man, the publishing of this story is wrong. No good is served by it, and there was hardly any sort of clamor for an examination of the private life of Mr. Marino, his family, nor that of his former paramour.
All this story will do is cause hurt to all parties involved, for the simple sake of putting a salacious story out to sell papers.
Mr. Marino´s behavior was reprehensible, and God knows how many he hurt, however, the press exposing this story can simply be described as wrong.
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lil dotty, 1/31/2013 9:38:39 AM (No. 9150234)
Were both adults? Did he rape her? Molest her? Perform an abortion on her? Steal from her-- wealth, virtue, youth? What I wish to know just for MOI was this before or after he lost all that Weight with WW? Or am I even correct on that inquiry? Believe it was he who thinned himself
Too much time to the Superbowl. It needs to be curtailed to two weeks. This is a gratuitous story. They waited until the world was paying attention to football to drop this story. We got rape, murder, adultery, possible extortion, PEDs (a mixed bag with Lance, Ray Lewis, Alex Rodriguez, the Alabama football team), homosexuality, what´s next.
We were talking about Te´o (very weeerrrd), then came Ray Lewis, then came the guy with the comment about gays that is making the media go nuts, then came Marino. What´s next?
Seems the merchants of squalid are not getting to enjoy the damage they think their stories were going to inflict. I just want to see the game. And I do hope little Chloe looks as cute as her father. He´s still my favorite QB. Take that.
I worked SB 41 as a security supervisor. We had to check all bags coming into the stadium daily. Mr. Marino was a "do you know who I am type." Very snotty. I pointed out we didn´t make the rules. He couldn´t care less. Very abusive. He is a large richard.
LOTS of gals figure out this is a quick way to live large the rest of your life WITHOUT having to earn it yourself. You would think the Dan Merinos, Kelsey Grammars, Mel Gibsons would see these gals coming....
It happens to men who simply have decent jobs these days and you don´t have to be rich. Sorry, guys, but sometimes you are just plain stupid! It is the child that suffers in the end, regardless of money. I´ve read the riot act to my son (he is 18) that there are golddiggers of all kinds out there.
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