Mar. 18, 2015
Social media is awash with myriad perspectives on 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s stunning retirement. Some consider it a drop in the bucket; others call it a watershed moment in the evolving relationship between athletes and a violent game. There was praise and vitriol for the 24-year-old Ohio native. As pundits argued the future of the sport and the merits of Borland’s motives, we wondered: What do other NFL players think?