FA S Husain Abdullah Latest Player To Retire Amid Concussion Concerns

In the wake of the retirement of former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, citing concerns about the future of his cognitive health, many wondered if his decision might be the tip of the iceberg. Would his be just one of a growing list of notable players with football left to play... The post FA S Husain Abdullah Latest Player To Retire Amid Concussion Concerns appeared first on Steelers...
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Retired NFL player says rookies were advised to hire ‘fall guys’ to go to jail

Retired NFL player Chris Borland stunned everyone when he abruptly announced his retirement after just one season of playing professional football with the San Francisco 49ers. He stunned everybody again when he opened up about some alleged NFL practices that were alarming to him. Recently, Borland was profiled in ESPN the Magazine’s August 31 NFL Preview Issue, and he opened...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Borland on retirement: Health 'more important' than money

By Vincent Frank One of the more surprising moments of the NFL offseason occurred back in March when former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired after just one year in the league. For Borland - a former first-team All-American at Wisconsin - the decision was about much more than money. In announcing his retirement, the linebacker had this to say: “I just honestly...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland Vows To Return Signficant Portion Of Signing Bonus To 49ers

Chris Borland doesn’t want anything he hasn’t earned. The 24-year-old made a shocking decision last when he opted to walk away from professional football, retiring after just one season with the San Francisco 49ers. The linebacker told CBS News on Sunday, however, he’ll be giving back part of his signing bonus. “To play one year, it’s not a cash...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland giving 49ers back most of signing bonus

By Steve DelVecchio Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland received a $617,436 signing bonus when he inked his four-year contract with the team after being drafted last year. The 24-year-old is giving most of that money back. During an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday morning, Borland said he will return roughly 75 percent of his signing bonus to...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Has Issued An Official Statement Regarding Chris Borland’s Retirement

Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked the sports world by announcing his decision to retire after just one season in the National Football League. Borland cited health concerns as his reasoning, once again stirring up debate regarding brain injuries and football. Tuesday afternoon, his college program, Wisconsin, issued an official statement regarding the...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers radio analyst calls Chris Borland a quitter

The shock retirement of 49ers LB Chris Borland at age 24 has stirred up quite the conversation today about head trauma, the rigors of the NFL, the money and fame attached to them, and whether or not it’s all worth it.  While that’s a conversation that will be had over the days, and let’s face it, years to come… it’s this pervasive attitude that isn’t going to help. Former...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland's retirement: Turning point or footnote?

By Sam Quinn Chris Borland is either the harbinger of football’s apocalypse or the man who saved it forever. I genuinely don’t know which. For the record, this is the best possible way we could’ve gotten to this point. Football is too divisive. Medically ominous undertones, lawsuits people don’t follow, injuries that destroy lives off of the field but don’t change the...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland retires after one year due to long-term health concerns

Last week, three players retired from the NFL that were all 30 years old or younger. We discussed younger players walking away from the sports at or near their prime and tonight news broke of another player who will be stepping away from the game. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN’s Outside The Lines on Monday that he is retiring from the NFL due to concerns...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Training camp winners and losers

Training camp is over for the San Francisco 49ers and the preseason schedule is underway as the team prepares itself for their week one battle in Dallas against the Cowboys.   Many of the question on the onset of camp involved some of the younger players and new additions to the team.  And yes, some of the new guys did impress and have terrific camps but for every ying there is...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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