NFL star Chris Borland retiring at 24

Daily News Article - March 18, 2015


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. For this article, use the 2nd paragraph and list the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Why did Chris Borland make this decision?

3. How are the 49ers reacting to his decision? (What is the tone of their comments?)

4. How did Chris Borland explain his decision? What did he say?

5. In October, the NFL, which for years disputed evidence that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage, stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at “notably younger ages” than in the general population.
Considering this information, and the fact that he walked away from a lot of money and fame, do you think Chris Borland made the right decision?  Explain your answer.