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San Diego State’s Adam Muema leaves NFL scouting combine because God told him to

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Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema was one of the many prospects invited to compete at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. It is the biggest job interview of a college football player’s life. Muema is projected to be a mid-to-late-round draft pick, but a strong performance at the combine could have improved his stock.

However, Muema left the combine on Sunday.


Muema believes God told him if he missed the workouts, he would be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.

"Can't go wrong with God," Muema told

Muema, 21, plans to workout at San Diego State’s pro day in March.

Well, unless, you know …

“[God] told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” Muema told

Last season, Muema rushed 256 times for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns. He declared for the draft last month as an early entry junior.

While some NFL draft prospects show up and do not compete in particular drills in the NFL scouting combine, leaving an opportunity to compete for religious reasons may rub some scouts the wrong way. It will be easy for teams to question whether Muema will abandon his NFL commitment in the future. Instead of impressing teams with his athletic ability, he probably has left them with more questions than answers.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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