And the words themselves are pretty loud.
“I just honestly want to do what’s best for my health,” Borland told “Outside the Lines.” “From what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think it’s worth the risk.”
You wonder if Borland’s decision to retire in the face of concussion concerns does more to move the debate than the years of studies and untimely deaths have. It’s one thing for people outside the game, including retired players, to have doubts. It’s another to watch the talent walk away.