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Prospect leaves Scouting Combine, says God told him to


God once told the late Reggie White whether and where to play pro football.  Regarding former San Diego State running back Adam Muema, God has issued him a far more specific direction.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, Muema left the Scouting Combine on Sunday without working out.  He cited religious reasons.

But the religious reasons weren’t related to, for example, treating Sunday as the day of rest.  Which would make it pretty hard to pursue a career in the NFL.  God told Muema (according, obviously, to Muema) that if he didn’t work out at the Scouting Combine he’d realize his dream of playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema said.  “[He] told me to sit down, be quiet, enjoy the peace.”

Muema left San Diego State as a junior.  The NFL Draft Advisory Board has projected that he’ll be fourth-round to seventh-round pick.

His decision to skip the Scouting Combine workout could indeed help guarantee a path to Seattle.  If Muema ultimately goes undrafted, he can sign with the Seahawks as a free agent.

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113 Responses to “Prospect leaves Scouting Combine, says God told him to”
  1. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 23, 2014 8:29 PM

    His hearing voices in his head. Undraftable.

  2. tjacks7 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:30 PM

    The NFL Draft Advisory Boatd may want to adjust their ranking to “unstaffed”. Hopefully it works out for him.

  3. ajgreenhof says: Feb 23, 2014 8:31 PM

    Wait until god tells him to fumble.

  4. doe22us says: Feb 23, 2014 8:31 PM

    If thats the case so be it, can judge a man’s faith.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Feb 23, 2014 8:31 PM

    That’s what packer fans say when they order extra food.

  6. Youknowimright says: Feb 23, 2014 8:37 PM

    God doesn’t care who this guy plays for. He ‘s got more important stuff to worry about.

  7. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 23, 2014 8:38 PM

    LOL, wow. Red flag.

  8. rg3andthensome says: Feb 23, 2014 8:38 PM

    Cancel the meeting with the Cowboys! Burger King just accepted your resume! Run Fry Guy! Run!!!!

  9. floridahawker says: Feb 23, 2014 8:38 PM

    God will always give you what you need, sometimes it’s not always what you want though. Hopefully someone can see something in him. God bless my friend and good luck!!!!

  10. pastabelly101 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:38 PM

    this is a clear case of tampering by Seattle

  11. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Feb 23, 2014 8:39 PM


  12. slobberknocker says: Feb 23, 2014 8:39 PM

    Muema said. “[He] told me to sit down, be quiet, enjoy the peace.”

    Well if God told you to “be quiet,” then why are you yappin’ your mouth about what He told you to be quiet about?

  13. audient says: Feb 23, 2014 8:39 PM

    Davone Bess

  14. kwjsb says: Feb 23, 2014 8:39 PM

    The NFL Draft Advisory Board needs to start consulting the Pope before issuing rankings.

  15. bennyb82 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:45 PM

    I hope it works out for him but going pro early and then sitting out at the combine with hopes to catch on to a team with an already great RB nucleus seems risky…then again, maybe he just avoided an injury by going with his gut/head/God…

  16. blogatron2000 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:45 PM

    God or collusion. You guess is as good as mine.

  17. turfczar57 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:46 PM

    That wasn’t God Adam….that was a RB ranked behind you whispering.

  18. rdrrandyrocker43 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:47 PM

    So now draft picks get to choose there team instead of the other way around.Seems like if thats what he really believed.He should have gotten the message on time and saves some money on the trip.Or was he on a trip?

  19. axespray says: Feb 23, 2014 8:48 PM

    thevikesarebest says:
    Feb 23, 2014 8:31 PM
    “That’s what packer fans say when they order extra food.”
    Viking fan’s lives revolve around the packers… ugh.

  20. jollyjoker2 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:48 PM

    I suppose god told him that his bills would be paid…Let me know how that works out.

  21. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 23, 2014 8:48 PM

    God told him the Raiders were going to draft him

  22. bennyb82 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:49 PM

    And with their 7th round pick, the Vikings select…

  23. bittersportspills says: Feb 23, 2014 8:54 PM

    Red flag? How about Mars?

  24. Buick McKaine says: Feb 23, 2014 8:54 PM

    God must not have been very busy today. He/she/it had the time to advise a college athlete on how to spend his Sunday afternoon.

  25. larryboodry says: Feb 23, 2014 8:55 PM

    “this is a clear case of tampering by Seattle”

    Well, yeah…Pete Carroll thinks he’s God.

  26. jzone954 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:57 PM

    No standing ovation? No “good for you?” None of that? No 24 hr media coverage??? Interesting

  27. ravenswhat says: Feb 23, 2014 8:57 PM

    That wasn’t God Adam, that was nerves and doubt. And doubt won. That speaks volumes louder than your “God”.

  28. thebraso says: Feb 23, 2014 8:57 PM

    He should have passed on the combine then. Another kid could have gone. Dude is selfish..

  29. tedmurph says: Feb 23, 2014 8:58 PM

    The CFL plays most of their gms on Thurs/ Fri/Sat. Godspeed.

  30. Buick McKaine says: Feb 23, 2014 8:59 PM

    How dare you call Muema a dolt? That is such an insult to dolts.

  31. osiris33 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:59 PM

    More proof Pete Carroll cheats.

  32. thegonz13 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:01 PM

    God just called. He said you wouldn’t be drafted. He also called you a sap for listening to him.

  33. kevinashcraft says: Feb 23, 2014 9:01 PM

    I just prayed and asked God to match him up with Seattle. Psalm 37:4 Commit your plans to the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

  34. rugermini14 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:01 PM

    Did God also tell him he’d be assured a position at McDonald’s?

  35. slippery1 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:06 PM

    God can lose his agent’s license for this.

  36. ballboy48 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:10 PM

    I think he may have spoken with Devone Bess!

  37. remyje says: Feb 23, 2014 9:10 PM

    @ajgreenhof just had the comment of the year

  38. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 23, 2014 9:12 PM

    blogatron2000 says:
    Feb 23, 2014 8:45 PM
    God or collusion. You guess is as good as mine.



  39. remyje says: Feb 23, 2014 9:18 PM

    He’ll be apart of a concussion lawsuit against the NFL if he gets on a team…

  40. chawk12thman says: Feb 23, 2014 9:18 PM

    Seahawks already are planning on hiring the kid. They have 63 part time job openings at the stadium. Every Sunday for 7 hours (3 before the game through an hour after the game). It isn’t the same money as being an NFL player but its the best you can get at this point.

  41. brianjoates says: Feb 23, 2014 9:24 PM

    Curious, did any reporter ask him, was the voice that told him a man or womans voice?

  42. FlashPatterson says: Feb 23, 2014 9:28 PM

    ha ok.. we’ll see how that goes.

  43. meatcarroll says: Feb 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    Hahaha that’s amazing. Perks of being the reigning Superb Owl champions with the most brilliant, innovative head coach in the league.

  44. usmutts says: Feb 23, 2014 9:38 PM

    But God is not always right. After all, God told Tebow he’s a quarterback.

  45. chris3141084 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:41 PM

    I wonder if God would have told him to go to the Broncos if they had won the Super Bowl?

  46. seahawksbmx says: Feb 23, 2014 9:41 PM

    Kind of puts Seattle in a Hawkward place if he goes undrafted.

  47. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup says: Feb 23, 2014 9:42 PM

    Check this guy for a concussion.

  48. mackcarrington says: Feb 23, 2014 9:45 PM

    Moses and Noah heard God speak to them also.

  49. chris3141084 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:46 PM

    I bet his agent is pissed. The real one.

  50. penguins87and71 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:48 PM

    Man I can really admire this guy. He has his prioritizes straight, he seems like his well moraled, and has his feet on the ground. There is nothing wrong about listening to god, he helps me to get through everyday, and I do to follow what he says. If he wants me to do something I will do it, if he doesn’t then I won’t. Keep the faith brother. God is good!

  51. purpleforroyaltygreenandgoldforbugars says: Feb 23, 2014 9:49 PM

    I’d love to know the context of his comments. The political nature to several articles on this site (redskins name, bullying, etc…) are predictable. If the dude feels his faith is telling him to sit out, who cares?? Tolerance used to be “I may not agree with you, but I respect your right to your opinion”, now it’s “you can have your opinion but not say it out loud if it’s different than mine”. I like this site but it’s political agenda is obvious. Let’s just talk football!

  52. skiss68 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:50 PM

    God told me to go to Olive Garden tonight for dinner so…… I went to Olive Garden.

  53. nofvcksgiven says: Feb 23, 2014 9:50 PM

    Classic God!

  54. chris3141084 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:53 PM

    George Bush heard God speak to him also.

  55. slbasegame257 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:04 PM

    America’s Team: The Dallas Cowboys

    God’s Team: The Seattle Seahawks

  56. thefiesty1 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:05 PM

    Way to waste everyone’s time. Seattle and every other team should run the other way.

  57. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2014 10:09 PM

    “Please excuse Adam from any strenuous activities this week, as he is feeling a bit under the weather. Thank you.”.

    – God.

  58. tomtravis76 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:10 PM


    Don’t take this as some kind of attack, but you say you listen to God and will do what he tells you to do? Are you hearing a real voice or basing all of your decisions on things you have read previously in a bible? How do you know when God doesn’t want you to do something? And the biggest question of all, is God a man or woman?

  59. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2014 10:12 PM

    Then God spaketh to Adam, saying, “Rest this week and ye shall be delivered to Seattle in three score and 14 days, my son……”.

  60. upperdecker19 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:12 PM

    God told me to skip work too.

    My employer then canned me.

    God now requests 10% of my unemployment check.

  61. beastmode5150 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:16 PM

    Future Seahawks all pro, as a UFA.

  62. jjackwagon says: Feb 23, 2014 10:40 PM

    And with their 1st round pick, the Vikings select…

  63. warhammer420 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:41 PM

    Sorry, starving kids in Africa. God was gonna help you, but was too busy managing Adam Muema’s career.

  64. canuckinamerica says: Feb 23, 2014 10:43 PM

    God told him he will be poor the rest of his life.

  65. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 23, 2014 11:00 PM

    floridahawker says:
    “God will always give you what you need”

    ..tell that to all the children who will die of starvation today.

    aka – God didn’t get the memo…

  66. panthernation45 says: Feb 23, 2014 11:13 PM

    Haha what a moron, im sorry usually you’d be politically correct and congratulate someone for religious stuff like this, but this is literally the dumbest thing i’ve ever read. The guy wouldnt make the seahawks 53 regardless. What a moron – seriously I think something is wrong with him and im not joking

  67. bastardfromhell says: Feb 24, 2014 12:04 AM

    His adviser was Manti Te’o!

  68. nflhof says: Feb 24, 2014 12:10 AM

    I choose not to run!

  69. monkeyhateclean says: Feb 24, 2014 12:29 AM

    bennyb82 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:49 PM

    And with their 7th round pick, the Vikings select…


    Think gods are talking to you? This guy’s giving off a serious Dimitrius Underwood vibe…

  70. jamesmfitzpatrick says: Feb 24, 2014 12:32 AM

    He just moved up Jim Caldwell’s draft board.

  71. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 24, 2014 12:57 AM

    Uh…. Headcase.
    You just blew your chance of playing for anyone, much less the Seahawks.

    Happy trails, bud.

  72. uglydingo says: Feb 24, 2014 1:04 AM

    God generally prefers not to pick a favorite team or play fantasy football. If it is wrong to participate in the Scouting Combine because it was on a Sunday, doesn’t he realize that most games are also played on a Sunday. Please explain Adam.

  73. tone360 says: Feb 24, 2014 1:28 AM

    Thumbs up if you have ever felt like God was speaking to you. Thumbs down if you think that is crazy. Just wondering. After all it’s anonymous.

  74. slugbaitspace says: Feb 24, 2014 1:37 AM

    I’m still waiting for thepftpoet to say that the near-future dynasty Vikings are the team God truly wants Muema to sign with, so that he may be tutored and spiritually mentored by the greatest NFL head coach of all time.

    But thepftpoet must be taking a nap right now…

  75. bigmeechy74 says: Feb 24, 2014 2:03 AM

    what an idiot

  76. nicofthenorthstar says: Feb 24, 2014 2:57 AM


  77. nicofthenorthstar says: Feb 24, 2014 3:00 AM

    Did tim tebow and manti teo create some kind of magical love child/hybrid?

  78. channer81 says: Feb 24, 2014 3:04 AM

    He want’s to play for the Seahawks plain and simple. Why does this remind me of elementary school and you wanted to be on the best team during recess games.

  79. borisbulldog says: Feb 24, 2014 3:27 AM

    Sounds like your average Tea Party member!

  80. robgilman says: Feb 24, 2014 4:00 AM

    God told you that Seattle was going to draft you…So you quit the combine? Way to F God’s plan up

  81. seatownballers says: Feb 24, 2014 4:06 AM

    Enjoy peace. At what point did God say leave the combine? This was your shot, and now you are backing out?
    Will God tell him to take Sundays off for worship?
    This kid just tanked himself.

  82. seatownballers says: Feb 24, 2014 4:10 AM

    No way he gets drafted now. His mind is deeply into religion, not football. God bless ya man, but I disagree with announcing it to the world. God says you should have told the trainers you had the runs instead

  83. ewurm says: Feb 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    God told me to not be a football player. He said:

    “You can’t catch, you can’t block, and you’re too slow.”

    Actually, that was my high school football coach.

    Those hearing voices from “God” need to be medicated.

  84. operations666 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:27 AM

    Good man. Nothing is more important than our personal relationships with God. All the snark in here can’t change that.

  85. dfwhawkguy says: Feb 24, 2014 7:16 AM

    Since we know God is a Seahawks fan he may be right!

  86. dbcooker57 says: Feb 24, 2014 7:53 AM

    What he could have said was he heard voice of Lombardi in his head. “Go to Seattle, Super Bowl Champions”. We would believe him.

  87. sailbum7 says: Feb 24, 2014 8:01 AM

    Any team that would draft/sign this fruitcake deserves what they get. I think that his draft rating should be changed to likely undrafted. I do not see too many teams that would want to take a risk on someone who is hearing voices and may be unstable. I certainly do not see any team other than the Seahawks going anywhere near this guy because god would probably tell him not to sign any contract with another team, even if they do draft him. This certainly puts the Seahawks in the drivers seat in any contract negotiations that might take place.

  88. butlers91 says: Feb 24, 2014 8:01 AM

    First he leaves school early, despite being a late round prospect…now this? I think he’s going to be flipping burgers really soon.

  89. billh1947 says: Feb 24, 2014 8:03 AM

    Kid cant see the benefit of graduating from college or performing at the combine so his desire to even play football is in doubt,after he tries and fails at Seattle hopefully God will lead him to at least a Burger King managers job unless that too is too much work for him.

  90. thebirdsareback says: Feb 24, 2014 8:47 AM

    I wish i could use god as an excuse to be lazy….I can just see it now….

    Me: Boss man, not feeling this work thing today, God told me to take it easy

    Boss Man: Oh Yeah?

    Me: Yeah, We cant question the all mighty word of god can we?

    Boss Man: You’re Fired

  91. johnodocks says: Feb 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    What God really said: “Don’t embarass yourself at the Combine, son.”

  92. lostsok says: Feb 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    Well, at least God didn’t tell him he was going to play for Cleveland.

  93. jeffesky says: Feb 24, 2014 9:17 AM

    he’s 5-10 205 lbs , runs in the 4.5 40’s and is age 21, known for a violent running style between the tackles. A lot of depth at RB for the Hawks right now (Lynch, Turbo,Micheal & Ware) but knowing Pete and John if you have a guy that wants it like Adam wants to be a Hawk and looks to have the chip this team builds around, it could be a great thing for a program like this. I see it as a win win if he comes here and hope he does. Go Hawks!!!! WORLD CHAMPS 🙂

  94. jgedgar70 says: Feb 24, 2014 9:25 AM

    Summer, 1997 – Sean Gilbert plans to hold out as he demands the richest contract in NFL history for defensive tackles. His reason? He said God told him to.

    So is this kid’s name really Adam Muema, or is it Sean Gilbert Jr.?

  95. maniacwithaknife says: Feb 24, 2014 9:33 AM

    “But the religious reasons weren’t related to, for example, treating Sunday as the day of rest.”

    Just for the record, The Sabbath, “the day of rest,” is Saturday, not Sunday. Sunday, the first day of the week, is when God created the Earth. On the seventh day, Saturday, is when he rested.

  96. weepingjebus says: Feb 24, 2014 9:41 AM

    …what if he’s right?

  97. realdealsteel says: Feb 24, 2014 9:59 AM

    Something is wrong with this boy. He’s already shown he’s a headcase. Stay away!

  98. despenc925 says: Feb 24, 2014 10:43 AM

    as a 49ers fan I will say, good luck in playing for Seattle with lynch and turbin playing. but then again he could be on the team…the practice squad

  99. kerzondax says: Feb 24, 2014 10:48 AM

    Maybe he and Tebow can open a lemonade stand together.

  100. frostymugobeer says: Feb 24, 2014 10:53 AM


  101. granadafan says: Feb 24, 2014 11:36 AM

    People who hold extremist views of any view point are ruining this country.

  102. bondsncruz says: Feb 24, 2014 12:40 PM

    Better to know this guy’s an idiot now than to have some team waste of draft pick on him. Why would anyone want a quitter that hears voices in their head on their team? Loser!

  103. JackedUpSports says: Feb 24, 2014 12:42 PM

    hahaha. jeez whats next, god told you to hand the ball to the defender?

  104. timmmah10 says: Feb 24, 2014 1:34 PM

    This is interesting, because if Seattle does in deed draft him in like the late rounds, it looks shady.

  105. tennesseetitan78 says: Feb 24, 2014 1:35 PM

    Him and Tebow need to be on a reality TV show together

  106. tindeaux says: Feb 24, 2014 1:47 PM

    bold dude. good luck kid!

  107. jmethane says: Feb 24, 2014 2:03 PM

    Is he from Utah?

  108. wgward says: Feb 24, 2014 3:50 PM

    It’s called a Linus Blanket.

  109. micknangold says: Feb 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    If a religious person really believes they heard God speak to them, they’ll do whatever they believe they heard. I respect that, even though I think he made a huge mistake.

  110. fubar000 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:40 PM

    So would if one day right before the Superbowl God tells him to leave the game he is supposed to be playing in?? Can’t go wrong with God?

  111. psj3809 says: Feb 26, 2014 7:01 AM

    At least teams know now to stay away from him.

    As for Reggie White, an amazing player but also amazing that God told him to sign with the Packers (not the 49ers at the time) as ‘amazingly’ the contract with the Packers was the biggest one out there.

    God knows how to spot a good contract !

  112. beavwarius says: Feb 28, 2014 9:32 PM

    it’s not bad enough that he “speaks” to invisible friends, it’s that he “hears” a response. this individual needs some psychological help/ evaluation.

  113. 49erfan44 says: Mar 1, 2014 7:33 PM

    Glen coffee 2.0

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