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The Story Of Dan Marino, A Love Child, And Millions Of Dollars In Hush Money


According to the New York Post, Dan Marino, a pregame analyst with CBS since 2003, had an affair with a network employee back in 2004. She gave birth to their child, Chloe, in 2005. Marino — who is still married — paid the woman, Donna Savattere, to keep quiet.

Marino agreed to pay Savattere millions to care for Chloe, sources say, and she moved to Texas as part of the deal.

It’s not clear exactly how much Marino paid. But after getting the dough, Savattere apparently started living large.

She soon returned to New York from the Lone Star State, splitting her time between the Upper West Side and the Hamptons, where she became a fixture on the social scene.

As the Post points out, Marino has always been portrayed as a “squeaky-clean” guy. He claims that his marriage is “still intact” despite the truth leaking. Marino is in touch with the now-seven-year-old. “Impromptu meetings” were a part of the agreement. He responded to the situation yesterday.

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

He doesn’t seem to apologize to his wife, who I would presume is unhappy about being “protected.”

There’s no mention of comment from CBS, so as of now, Marino’s face will still be plastered to your TV for hours before the game, on Sunday.

[NY Post]



  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Pod/100003586712431 Jack Pod

    I would rather see more stories about Senator Menendez and his sexual exploits in the DR with girls as young as 14. Why aren’t you pushing for his removal from the Senate?

  • Anonymous

    What position did he play?

  • Brian McKeever

    This is a sports site, doofus.

  • Brian McKeever

    Well, at least he can stop paying the blackmail now and she can drag her gold digging rear end back to Texas. The only one I feel sorry for is the kid.

  • ROSLYN

    THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER AND THE MAN PAID DEARLY. HE SEEMS TO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHILD AND NOW THAT IT IS OUT IN THE OPEN I HOPE HE CAN SETTLE THE MATTER IN COURT WITH REGARDS TO CHILD SUPPORT AS IT SEEMS THE YOUNG LADY LIVED VERY WELL BECAUSE OF THIS. I WISH HIM WELL….

  • NC

    how about feeling sorry for his wife?

  • Revolution_WILL_be_tweeted!

    Who does Marino think he is? Je$$e Jack$on? John Edwards? Schwarzeneggy?

  • John McMillan

    Yeah, America made him rich and famous, and he spends millions to keep his dirty side a secret. How long could you live on the millions in dirty hush money that whore was paid? And they’re both g.d. morons for NOT using protection! DAMN!


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