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Dan Marino Had a Love Child With Fellow CBS Employee in 2005, Report Claims

Dan Marino has a seven-year-old love child. The Dolphins legend and CBS football analyst had an affair with a production assistant in Manhattan back in 2005, according to the New York Post.

Marino, a mild-mannered family man with the personality of an egg timer, has apparently admitted to the affair.

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According to the Post, Marino and the mother, then-35-year-old Donna Savattere, agreed to keep the affair secret even as the quarterback was paying her millions in child support.

Marino and his wife of 20 years have six kids.

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

The revelation comes at an awkward time for Marino, who is set to co-host this Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast.

Added to Ray Lewis allegedly snorting deer antler juice and 49er Chris Culliver's homophobic rant earlier this week, Marino's affair ensures that we'll feel slightly dirty no matter what happens on Super Sunday.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.