Marino supports Aikman

Thursday, November 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Irving, Texas-AP) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman had a special visitor this week, former Miami quarterback Dan Marino.

Marino told the Henryetta native not to let fans or the media drive him into retirement.

Aikman says he won't be driven from the N-F-L by any reason other that deciding he doesn't want to play anymore, or is physically unable to play.

Aikman practiced for the first time in two weeks yesterday and says he's optimistic he'll be able to play Sunday.

Aikman has suffered nine concussions in his career, and has experienced lower back pain for years.