Chris Borland Returns Three Quarters Of His Signing Bonus

Last week,San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland surprised everyone by retiring from the NFL at the age of 24 due to long-term health concerns. Today, he told CBS’s Face the Nation that he’ll be returning three-quarters of his signing bonus (roughly $463,077) to the Niners voluntarily, after fulfilling only one season of his four-year rookie contract. While you may think that that’s already a sign of head trauma, the franchise had the rights to reclaim a pro-rated chunk of Borland’s bonus anyway. Still, Pro Football Talk points out a route many of his contemporaries may have gone.

Got the drop at Complex . . .

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