Monday night, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced he was done after just one season in the NFL. He’s walking away at the age of 24.
The former Wisconsin Badger told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” he wanted to avoid a potential string of concussions that can lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Borland gave up millions of dollars and the fame that goes with playing in the NFL because he didn’t want to commit to something that could ruin his life.
This wasn’t a snap decision for Borland, it’s something that he has thought about since getting his bell rung in training camp last season. [Read more…]