2014 NFL Combine: San Diego State's Adam Muema leaves because of religion

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Former SDSU running back Adam Muema left the combine, citing religion.

File this under a possible first. Former San Diego St. Aztecs running back Adam Muema left the NFL Combine due to religious reasons. It is no secret that Muema is religious, as he cites various scripture on his Twitter feed.

Sunday was the day that running backs were to participate in drills, but Muema did not. He gave his reasoning in a phone interview with the San Diego-Union Tribune:

He said he was "following God," who told him if he missed workouts, he'd play for the Seattle Seahawks.

Playing for Seattle is his "dream," Muema said. NFL teams are aware of the decision.

"Can't go wrong with God," Muema said.

Muema said that he communicates with God via numbers and also said, "(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace."

He will keep training for the NFL Draft and will take part in the Aztecs' pro day next month, but up and leaving the combine has to give interested teams second thoughts or knock him down their draft board.

As for making the Seahawks roster, that will be tough as the Super Bowl champions have Marshawn Lynch, a very good backup in former Utah State back Robert Turbin, and Christine Michael, who was Seattle's first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last year at San Diego State, Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring early for the draft. After declaring, Muema was projected anywhere from a fourth to seventh-round pick, but that might change now.

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