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SF's Borland quits over safety issues

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/ ... y-concerns

Wow. Borland was on his way to being a great player. His base salary over the duration of his rookie contract is guaranteed, right? Which means he'll get about $2.3 million. It's not life-changing money, but I'm sure he will do just fine. Good for him.
 
I don't think it's gonna change anything in football but I can definitely commend him for making a ballsy move like that and quitting after his rookie year. Definitely aware of the risk of brain trauma and he'd rather live a healthy life than having to deal with dementia.
 

Wade8813

Registered Member
Bizzy said:
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/12496480/san-francisco-49ers-linebacker-chris-borland-retires-head-injury-concerns

Wow. Borland was on his way to being a great player. His base salary over the duration of his rookie contract is guaranteed, right? Which means he'll get about $2.3 million. It's not life-changing money, but I'm sure he will do just fine. Good for him.
I don't think it works that way. Base salary is different than guaranteed salary, and he might not even get guaranteed salary since he's retiring. In fact, if I remember correctly, the team might even be able to get some of his signing bonus BACK from him, if they really wanted to go after the money (which counts against the cap, so I couldn't entirely blame them)
 
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