Retiring San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland said he would pay back three-fourths of his signing bonus in an appearance Sunday on CBS’ Face The Nation program.
That equates to paying back more than $463,000, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Host Bob Schieffer asked Borland whether or not he was having buyer’s remorse. Borland responded that, to the contrary, he was being accused of a money grab. He then announced his intentions to pay back the bonus, according to Niners Nation.
“I just honestly want to do what’s best for my health. From what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think it’s worth the risk,” said Borland earlier this month, who made the 49ers aware of his decision on Mar. 13.
Borland, who played one year of collegiate football at Wisconsin, logged one season in the NFL. He had two interceptions, one sack and 84 tackles for the 49ers in 2014.
Borland is among at least four NFL players who have chosen to retire recently, according to ESPN.