Chris Borland took a stand against the nature and methods of the NFL when he decided to walk away from the game following a phenomenal rookie debut in 2014.
The former 49ers linebacker, and Wisconsin graduate, has continued to vocalize his reasons for retiring at age 24, having revealed more details in a tell-all article with 'League of Denial' writers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru.
One of the tidbits was that, at the NFL rookie symposium, the next generation was advised by an ex-player to have a "fall guy" in case of legal trouble.
Borland told ESPN: "I was just sitting there thinking, 'Should I walk out? What am I supposed to do?'"
Borland wouldn't give the ex-player's name, but Sunday it was revealed that it was Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter.
Carter's message to the rookies can be viewed here: