It's disilllusioning and will forever cast a cloud over Dan's post playing career.
However it's not like he was a hands-off or deadbeat dad who banged out 10 or so illegitimate kids with multiple women and needed his team to pay $1/2million just to bring his child support payments up to date. Regardless, while there's no way to put a positive spin on this, it still doesn't diminish the fact that of anyone every playing his position he's undoubtedly one of the GOATs.
A man can't f### just to f###? Doesn't mean he doesn't love his wife or family.
I will say that him having unprotected sex was stupid.
This isn't rocket appliances.
Do you want to bang one woman for 20 years?
Yes — Get married.
No — Stay single and freely bang all the women you want.
Anyone heard of Derek Jeter? That dude does it right.
And there's no defending Marino's behavior, anyone who says it's okay to cheat on your wife I feel badly for. But it is what it is and according to that article Marino has not abandoned that child, he takes care of her. So what ever, it's his business, his issues, no one here should care about it.
So he's human. Lots of people have made the same mistake. Kind of dumb to not use protection in that situation. Personally, it would be hard for me to father a child and then not be involved in the child's life, but then I am not in DM's situation, either.