The Adam Muema saga has taken another strange turn. Over the weekend, the San Diego State running back who left the combine unexpectedly over the weekend claiming that God told him the Seahawks would draft him if he didn’t participate in the combine.
Playing for Seattle is his "dream," Muema told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Can't go wrong with God."
It was an odd and erratic decision that ironically assured that the Seahawks or any other team would draft the third-day prospect and it may not be over yet.
Young players such as Glen Coffee and the Abdullah brothers have left the NFL behind for religious reasons, but Muema’s case is unusual. His Instagram and Twitter pages feature references to a person named Lord Ray-el who touts himself as the second coming of Christ while Muema often quotes scripture on his Twitter page and claims to communicate with God through numbers.
Muema was hard to tackle during his final two seasons as a starter when he ran for 2,702 yards and 31 touchdowns at San Diego State, but he’s even harder to find at a point in his career when he needed to be more visible than ever.
As of Wednesday, his friends and family have not heard from him and have no idea where he is.
Via UT San Diego:
“I have no idea where is,” a person close to Muema said. “[San Diego State coaches] have been trying to track him down, too. Every time they do, his phone is off. … It’s a frustrating deal.”
“It’s a big mystery,” said Lou Farrar, Muema’s former football coach at Charter Oak High [Calif.]. “At this point, we just hope he’s safe. As long as he’s safe. That’s all that really matters.”
Muema also hasn’t tweeted since the 24th of February after he left the combine and recently, his Twitter bio was edited to identify him as Seahawks #8. Religious beliefs are fine to have, but this has leapt into mental illness. Muema needs serious help. Most NFL prospects would aspire to earn comparisons to successful NFL pros. Muema's situation is reminiscent of Dimitrius Underwood's downfall 15 years ago. The first round pick of the Minnesota Vikings apparently had violent visions of the apocalypse, which led to him attempting suicide twice. Hopefully, Muema is found and has his obvious issues dealt with before his peculiar behavior and obsession with the Seahawks goes that far.