What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean
Chris Borland sure got our attention.
My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma from playing football.
This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:
— Bay Area Sports (@BANG_Sports) March 18, 2015
Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again …