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Chris Borland says he is paying back 3/4 of his signing bonus

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland addressed an issue many had been wondering about with his retirement. We have the details.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland made an appearance on the CBS news program "Face The Nation" to discuss his recent decision to quit playing football. He addressed a lot of the same topics we have heard thus far, but he also spoke to some new topics.

The host, Bob Schieffer, asked him if was having any "buyer's remorse" about his decision. Borland said no, and he said that people have accused him of a money grab. In response to that he said he is returning 3/4 of his signing bonus and only keeping the money he earned in the first year. Nobody had previously confirmed this, and we'll see if the 49ers address this comment. Borland received a $617,436 signing bonus. For cap purposes it was prorated over four years. His comments would indicate he will return $436,077 of that bonus.

Schieffer asked him what he would say to high school students about whether they should play in the NFL. Borland said it was not his place to tell them what to do in that regard. However, he did say he would tell young players they should not attempt to play through concussions. Schieffer also asked if Borland would connect the concussions and violent nature of the game with the issues of domestic violence. Borland said he was not comfortable making that connection.