Adam Muema Announces He Will Not Be Playing in NFL Next Season

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2014

San Diego State running back Adam Muema (4) runs the ball past Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack during the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. San Diego State won 49-24. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
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After going AWOL at the NFL Scouting Combine, the story of running back Adam Muema has gotten even more bizarre as he has announced that he will not play in the NFL in 2014.

Muema tweeted the news on Wednesday along with a conversation featuring Muema asking advice from someone named Angelus Domini:

This came two days after Muema released a cryptic tweet that seemingly referenced the end of the world:

Muema also Tweeted a picture of his pro day gear, further clouding the public's perception of his intentions:

Muema's decision is an interesting one, particularly because he left San Diego State University following his junior season to enter the NFL draft. Muema posted back-to-back seasons with at least 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns with the Aztecs, and he was a candidate to be selected in the latter rounds of the draft.

Muema made headlines during the combine when he opted to leave Indianapolis prior to working out. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Muema cited God as the reason behind foregoing the combine.   

Also, prior to opting against playing football in 2014, Muema told Gehlken that God's dream was for him to play for the Seattle Seahawks, and that God told him to skip the combine in order to make that happen.

Per Gehlken, Muema has expressed belief in "Lord Ray-el" on social media, and revealed that "Lord Ray-el" means "the word of God."

While Muema has apparently made up his mind regarding 2014, it is unknown what he might do moving forward. Perhaps a return to football is possible in 2015, but Muema's situation is very much shrouded in mystery at this point.

Regardless of what Muema wants to do, one can only assume that teams will be wary of taking a chance on him since his religious beliefs have already impacted his football career in a significant way.

Muema has plenty of potential and natural ability, but it won't be on display at the NFL level in the near future.


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