SAN FRANCISCO – Former 49ers Linebacker Chris Borland continues to face scrutiny over his choice to walk away from the game at 24 years old.
After suffering a hit in spring training, Borland began researching the trauma and its ability to destroy the human body from a physical, mental and neurotic stand point but found the science lacking.
His personal research led to his decision to walk away from his chosen profession but also ignited criticism from fans and ex-players.
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