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The Chris Borland Story

A powerful reminder that money isn’t everything.


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Visitor Comments: 4

(4) Anonymous, May 14, 2015 4:41 PM

Inspiring!

Thank you for this enlightening message. Money does make people think &behave differently.

(3) SusanE, March 25, 2015 4:22 AM

The Rest of the Story

That is the story he gave the media about why he retired. I think you might find someday why he actually quit the sport. I think he choose ethics before his multi million dollar contract. That kind of money comes with very tight strings attached. The concussions are probably a part of the reason but not the only reason. Good for him to say no if indeed he had a choice between ethics and money.

(2) Anonymous, March 24, 2015 10:13 PM

It is a wise decision. Also, think about all the kids in sports...hoping for scholarships, etc. They risk health for possible money or help to get into a college. So many concussions!!! My daughter's friend, (who was on a basketball team at school), had someone 'lightly' throw a basket ball at the back of her head...to get her attention (when that girl was talking with the coach). She got a concussion, missed last 2 months of last semester, now missing this semester of school. It's putting her behind, and she may not be able to graduate with her class next year. She has a hard time concentrating for more than 20 minutes at a time. If she does, massive migraines begin. Classroom florescent lights and noises also intensify head aches, not to mention dizziness. How is she going to learn to drive, or finish high school...not to mention how will she handle college...if she can handle it? Just to be on the basket ball team ...to look good to a college. My daughter refers to dodge ball as evolved/glorified stoning (of old days). Why does that game exist? Lets put someone in the center of a circle, and everyone try to hit him with a ball??? The level of potential harm is not worth the "fun". Or, perhaps helmets should be worn in many more sports.

(1) Joseph Apicella, March 24, 2015 3:28 PM

Idols

This young man has refused to worship the idol of gold before him. may G-d grant we always make such choices. He has chosen life.

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