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Medical reasons force Navy linebacker Maika Polamalu to retire

Navy football Medical reasons force LB Polamalu to retire Navy football senior Maika Polamalu has been forced to retire from the team because of medical reasons. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed after Tuesday's practice that team doctors determined that the inside linebacker would not longer be able to play football. Niumatalolo would not specify the nature of the medical problem but said it was not the result of multiple concussions. Cody Peterson D.J. SargentiPolamalu had been working with the starting unit at one of two inside linebacker positions. "It's tough because Maika is a great kid who comes from a great family," Niumatalolo said. "I just feel bad for...