Kids are known for saying the darndest things, but college running backs? In the case of San Diego State running back Adam Muema that would be the case.
Why? Because he left the NFL Combine in Indianapolis because God told him to and that he’d play for the Seattle Seahawks if he did so.
“(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” he said.
It will be interesting to see how this goes over with teams. On one hand, his religion is his religion. As long as it doesn’t involve breaking the law and he can play teams are not going to care. In the United States people have the freedom to worship as they choose–so all the power to him.
But this–this sounds just a little off.
It only takes a glance at his Twitter feed to see that he was quite excited to be at the Combine. You can also see that he is a deeply religious person.
Again–nothing wrong with that.
Where executives are going to take issue is with his claim that God talks to him through numbers (unless their fans of the former Fox show Touch starring the guy that plays Jack Bauer). Through his social media accounts he appears to know someone that refers to himself as Lord Ray-el (which Muema says means ‘the word of God’).
Here’s the kicker–this guy claims to be the second coming of Christ.
The part that will keep teams from running for the hills will be his production on the field. Last season he rushed for 1244 yards and 15 touchdowns on 256 carriers–pretty good numbers. Chances are he would have been drafted too. The league’s draft advisory board rated him as a fourth to seventh round pick.
It will be interesting to see if he still participates in San Diego State’s Pro Day and if he does how he responds to the obvious questions people are going to have because of his departure from the Combine.[H/T utsandiego.com]