Reaction pours in after 49er retires from head trauma worries

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) tackles Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers announced late Monday, March 16, 2015, that Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

(WBAY) – Sports fans, professional athletes and sports writers have taken to Twitter in reaction to San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland’s retirement from the NFL after one season.

The former Wisconsin Badgers standout told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that he’s concerned about head trauma. The 49er said he wanted to do “what’s best for my health.”

Here’s a look at the reaction to the 24-year-old’s decision to step away from the game:


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