Who’s Your Daddy? CBS Sports Dan Marino’s Millions In Hush Money To Baby Mama

NFL great and CBS Sports analyst Dan Marino lost 22 pounds on Nutrisystem. “My friends call me ‘Skinny.'”

A former CBS employee calls the married father of six the golden goose.  The NYP reports Marino paid millions in hush money to a CBS Sports production assistant to keep her yap shut about Marino knocking her up in 2004.

Dan Marino

NYP Page Six: Dan Marino is famous for his touchdowns — but the Hall of Famer’s scoring off the field is downright shocking.

The married gridiron great — a pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 who will be doing this Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast — sired a love child with a network underling and then paid her millions to keep quiet, sources have exclusively told The Post.

Donna Savaterre Chloe

The ex-Miami Dolphin QB — who has long had an image as one of pro sports’ most squeaky-clean guys — knocked up Donna Savattere, a then-35-year-old production assistant at CBS Sports’ Manhattan studio.
CUTIE: Donna Savattere with Chloe, her daughter from an affair with NFL great Dan Marino.

She gave birth to their daughter, Chloe, in June 2005.

“They had an affair, and she had a baby,” said a source. “Everything was on the down-low and secretive.”

News of the affair and child comes as Marino is set to work Sunday’s big “Super Bowl Today” telecast.

He and other former NFL greats, such as Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe, will jaw about the big game for hours before the 6:30 p.m. kickoff between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. The revelation could make for some awkward moments during the long broadcast, which starts at 2 p.m.

Marino yesterday admitted to his dalliance.

“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.

Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino had an affair with a CBS employee and later paid the woman millions of dollars to support their daughter, sources say.

At the time of the affair and Chloe’s birth, Marino was married to his wife of 20 years, Claire, with whom he had six kids, including four sons and two adopted daughters.

The birth of baby Chloe came about two months before Marino’s Hall of Fame induction — at which his son Daniel made what danmarino.com called “a moving tribute to his father.”

Marino insisted that his marriage is still intact, despite the affair.

“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” he wrote yesterday — which happened to be his 28th wedding anniversary.

“And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”

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.

The source said that Marino, 51, has been in touch with his now-7-year-old daughter.

The UK Daily Mail‘s lead story? Dan Marino‘s love child.

Marino in New Orleans Thursday.

Marino in New Orleans Thursday.

Friday update NYP:  During the seven long years that Marino kept the tawdry secret from the public and his superiors at CBS, he signed “numerous contracts” that kept him lucratively employed.

Did Marino‘s baby mama blab in a book?  NYP Page Six.

Related:  Twitter has a field day with Marino and his love child.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 7:08 AM


  • Anon

    He didn’t get his money’s worth.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      No?
      Via BlackBerry

    • Ray

      Just another rich and coddled mope. Played football + made millions = total forgiveness by his adoring fans and, obviously, his wife, If the mother of the ‘love’ (?) child has taken millions to be quiet, Mrs. Marino must be making a ton of $$$ to be quiet and endure the humiliation of this publicity.

  • John Cobb

    He should be fired right now, if not it sets a standard at CBS that fat cats can do as they please, including use the staff for sex.

    If he is not fired, then what standards does CBS really have left.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      I’m amazed this didn’t leak out before! The kid is 7 years old!

      Marino’s backfield in motion and love child scandal are not enough for CBS to fire him. Via BlackBerry

    • Hygenie2002

      Just another rich and coddled mope. Played football + made millions = total forgiveness by his adoring fans and, obviously, his wife, If the mother of the ‘love’ (?)  child has taken millions to be quiet, Mrs. Marino must be making a ton of $$$ to be quiet and endure the humiliation of this publicity.

    • John Cobb

      Dan and his wife have adapted children and helped many charities over the years, he’s a good man in a lot of ways..

      this is not acceptable behavour in a well run company, no matter who it is, including the CEO, termination should be automatic..

      this is just another example of double standards in our society, this is why sexual harassment in the work place will never go away..

      The next time CBS news wants to start with something about sexually harassment in the work force, begin by explaining why CBS hires girls based on how pretty they are, and, these girls use their looks to get rich married guys. 

      So CBS has a stable

      When did CBS News or anyone expose that.

  • Jimbotalk

    I always knew that Dan’s favorite pass pattern was the down and out.
    I understand Donna started out as a tight end, but wound up a wide receiver.

  • Ray

    Just another rich and coddled mope. Played football + made millions = total forgiveness by his adoring fans and, obviously, his wife, If the mother of the ‘love’ (?) child has taken millions to be quiet, Mrs. Marino must be making a ton of $$$ to be quiet and endure the humiliation of this publicity.