1. NFL Rookie Throws Away Promising Career To Pursue Dream Of Not Having Brain Damage

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after only one season of play, explaining that he would rather live his life as a regular person with a head not full of mashed potatoes than be a celebrated professional football player. “From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk,” Borland explained to ESPN, utilizing a brain that seems to still be in good working order.