NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and current CBS analyst Dan Marinofathered a child out of wedlock with another CBS employee in 2005.
The New York Post reported that Marino had an affair with former CBS Sports production assistantDonna Savattere, and the two had a daughter, Chloe, in June 2005.
"Thisis a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility bothpersonally and financially for my actions now as I did then," Marinosaid in a statement. "We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement privateto protect all parties involved."
Marino has been married for 28 years to his wife, Claire, with whom he has four sons and two adopted daughters.
CBS Sports has not responded to requests by USA TODAY Sports for comment.
"Mywife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six childrentogether," Marino said. "And we continue to be a strong and lovingfamily."
After the birth of Chloe, the Post reports Marino"agreed to pay millions" and Savattere moved from New York to Texas tokeep their relationship and child a secret.
Marino has been a member of CBS' The NFL Todaypregame show since 2003, and will be part of the CBS Super Bowltelecast Sunday, which starts at 2 p.m. ET ahead of the game's 6:30 p.m.kickoff.