According to an exclusive report from the New York Post
, Hall of Famer, former Miami Dolphins quarterback and NFL analyst for CBS Dan Marino, 51, fathered a child out of wedlock with a CBS employee in 2005.
During a clandestine sexual relationship with CBS production assistant Donna Savattere, then 35, Savattere became pregnant in June 2005 with their daughter Chloe. Unidentified sources told the New York Post
that Marino paid the mother of his child millions in exchange for her silence. In addition, he required as part of the arrangement that she relocate to Texas
“They had an affair, and she had a baby,” said one of the sources. “Everything was on the down-low and secretive.”
Reports say Marino has had occasional contact with his daughter since her birth.
"This is a personal and private matter," Marino told the New York Post
in a written statement. "I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then. We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved."
has six children with his wife, with whom he will celebrate their 28th anniversary on Wednesday.
Marino is scheduled to appear in the broadcast of the Superbowl on Sunday.