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Monday, February 24, 2014
Adam Muema: God told me to leave

ESPN.com news services

Running back Adam Muema left the NFL scouting combine Sunday because he says God told him to do so.

Adam Muema
Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema said he's quitting football. "I don't like being a slave to money or coaches," he said.

Muema, a former star at San Diego State, told U-T San Diego on Sunday that he was "following God" by deciding not to work out.

Muema said God told him he would play for the Seattle Seahawks -- his "dream" -- if he skipped the combine.

"[God] told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace," Muema told the U-T.

NFL teams knew of Muema's decision to leave, the U-T reported. The 21-year-old will still have a chance to work out in front of NFL teams at San Diego State's pro day next month.

Muema is ranked as the 24th-best running back by ESPN's Scouts Inc. The NFL Draft Advisory Board graded him as a fourth to seventh-round pick, according to U-T San Diego.

He ran for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns last season and declared for the draft after his junior season.