‘Never safer’ NFL can’t stop Borland health fear exit

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The National Football League countered San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s decision to retire at age 24 over brain damage fears, saying Tuesday the sport “has never been safer.” Borland, a rookie who led the 49ers in tackles last season, turned his back on a four-year deal worth nearly $3 million because of his concerns over the long-term impact of repeated head trauma, meeting with concussion researchers.

AFP

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