Posted February 27, 2014

Adam Muema’s friends reportedly ‘have no idea where he is’ after early combine exit

2014 Scouting Combine, NFL Draft, NFL draft 2014
Adam Muema missing? Friends 'have no idea where he is' after early 2014 NFL combine exit

San Diego State RB Adam Muema left the scouting combine early, citing religious reasons. (Orlando Ramirez/ Icon SMI)

Adam Muema’s high school football coach Lou Farrar told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the running back’s current situation is “a big mystery,” as several people close to Muema reportedly have not been able to get in contact with him since he left the NFL combine citing religious reasons.

“[God] told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” Muema told the Union-Tribune after bailing prior to his positional group work out in Indianapolis over the weekend. According to the paper’s Michael Gehlken, Muema said that God told him he would play for the Seahawks if he did not take part in the combine.

But a few days later, it appears that many of Muema’s friends and advisors are simply hoping that he’s OK.

“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 rushed for more than 2,700 yards over his final two seasons at San Diego State, then declared early for the 2014 draft. He did make his way to Indianapolis for the start of the combine but departed before doing any work outs.

The projected third-day draft pick offered no clarity regarding his plans moving forward — Will he work out at his Pro Day? Will he interview with teams prior to the draft? Already, his decision to leave Indianapolis suddenly will have NFL teams approaching him cautiously in the coming weeks — not because players with strong religious beliefs are frowned upon, but because of how this all has played out.

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67 comments
JackHoff
JackHoff

He's prob shacked up with Jan Brewer in some cozy love cottage.

OconnorPainting
OconnorPainting

hey if you guys are not doin g anything this week end son of god opens at the movies you should all go see it you might just learn something

TeamCropDusters
TeamCropDusters

Some of these Mormon (Muema\Teo) kids seem to have some serious emotional issues...

bring_back_the_sanity
bring_back_the_sanity

It would be interesting to know just which god Muema believes has been communicating to him. There's nothing in the teachings of any of the mainstream monotheistic traditions that would indicate Yahweh/Allah/God would involve or reveal himself in direct communication for anything as insignificant as the NFL combine, which really doesn't have anything to do with the aims of any of those faiths. This is probably a case where this young man has been poorly taught the reasons and ways his divine being works, or he is using religion as a smokescreen in making excuses for his irresponsibility, or he genuinely has a mental health issue.  I hope that he'll come forward and be accountable for his own actions.

NON SMILEY
NON SMILEY

Maybe Muema is in Liberia with Dave Chappelle.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

Lots of anti-religious hate here.

This guy clearly has some kind of emotional problem.  Religion is the manifestation of it.

So many people taking advantage of someone's mental disturbance to bash religion.  Nice. NOT.

Joe R2
Joe R2

Lol religion.... what a moron...

pk_sea
pk_sea

He's hanging around the Seahawks facilities, waiting for Schnieder and Carroll to get back from the combine. He also has a large bag of Skittles for Marshawn, as an offering. 

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

Sounds like he listened to his cult leader and drank the Kool Aid.

MrArlington
MrArlington

This guy talking to god is no different than an infant talking to his teddy bear. Religion is a mental illness passed on from generation to generation.

badbeatya
badbeatya

Sounds like he was pranked at the combine & made to believe that the man upstairs was communicating w/ him a la that scene w/ Kent in Real Genius.  For all those who don't the movie scene:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf-5RaFnh2U

That's one way of getting rid of the competition I guess.  LOL.


But maybe he'll be signed as an UDFA 'cause I don't see any team drafting him...


JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

maybe he is helping tebow with a new line of eye paint for the Philippine football league ?

L7
L7

I'm using this line at the office today.

JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

Has god touched you today ?  You send me $1.50 and I will send you FREE, one touch from god.


+ S/H

mickeyphil
mickeyphil

He is in Seattle shopping for a house.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Maybe he isn't up to all the pressure that goes with the NFL. The combine is an early indicator. It's one of the reasons the combines exists, to test players under pressure. And he may not be up to it. Just a theory. 

evetsyarsh
evetsyarsh

Perhaps he has Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from all the hits he has taken and it has changed his neurological functioing--and so his playing football has ruined his mental health. Perhaps he is at that age where the onset of schizophrenia hits, and formerly "normal" people are indeed, prone to psychotic breaks. 


But everyone who hurls insults at him should be real proud of themselves. Keep up the hate folks, the breakdown of civility is part of the path of the breakdown of civilization.

JessCCorkum
JessCCorkum

It's funny, those that believe sometimes presume to know what a "god" is thinking. Those are the ones that seem like they shouldn't judge others the most.

I agree it could be a mental health issue as well, but I do not presume to know whether or not a god commanded it. I doubt it though. :)

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

@MrArlington you are a mental illness that was passed on from  your parents.  God is greater than you and anyone else.  You need to keep quiet if you can't say something positive.

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

@JosephBagadoughnutz go ahead and keep mocking God.  See how far that gets you.  Being touched by God does not mean a physical touch.  It is a spiritual touch and since you obviously aren't spiritual, you wouldn't understand.  How about if you get lost.

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

@The_truth_hurts Only for someone like you.  For any true believer, God is always with you.  I know that's hard for someone like you to comprehend so I will forgive you for your comment.

MikeKing
MikeKing

@Rickapolis  Perhaps?  I think the proper word is "clearly" he is not up to the pressure.  

HunterBishop
HunterBishop

@JackHoff As an atheist, I don't agree with that at all. There are many religious people who are very smart

bring_back_the_sanity
bring_back_the_sanity

@JackHoff @MidwestGolfFanDon't kid yourself. You have religion, too. It may not be organized, and it may not be directed toward a divine being, but it's clear from your comment that you worship your own arrogance and intellect. Someone with real strength of mind doesn't need to cast terms like "weak-minded twits" (yes, you forgot the hyphen) upon those with whom he disagrees, particularly toward a young person who may be experiencing a genuine mental health crisis.

John64
John64

@Jonathan T  You insult him as a child would, and then tell him to keep quiet. How positive was that?  But what you really meant was "You need to keep quiet if you're not going to have the same beliefs that I have." 

TerrapinStation87
TerrapinStation87

@Jonathan T @MrArlington  He has every right to speak his mind. You have no right to demand that he be silenced. You are being just as judgmental and negative as the one you are condemning. You can't see that, of course, because you're a hypocrite. 

meandmesa
meandmesa

@Jonathan T One of the biggest issues in our society is that people who take offense to what someone says or does turn right around and exhibit that same behavior in response to it.  I'm not sure your comment telling @JosephBagadoughnutz to "get lost" reflects you being any more spiritual or God centered than him. 

JessCCorkum
JessCCorkum

It kind of sounds like experience is speaking.

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@bring_back_the_sanity @JackHoff @MidwestGolfFan  ... Says the guy who feels compelled to write a paragraph responding to someone trolling a one liner while eating breakfast by his computer. I wonder what the over/under is on how many times you'll re-read your own post and enjoy a self-satisfied, smug grin? Truth is that even intelligent people are indoctrinated by religion - that is why it is so insidious...


Secular Humanism is the answer. Look it up.

John64
John64

@mkmck69  Well said. And whatever happened to the separation of church and state?  People like us could not care less what people like GolfFan believes.  Just like I could not care less what a gay person believes or does in private.  To each his/her own.  

Thankfully, Brewer vetoed that ridiculous legislation. A victory for forward thinking. 

John64
John64

@MidwestGolfFan  I know I am, thanks for the compliment. Yep, the only time you see bashing by christians is when you/they get offended and fire back. You pretty much see what you want to see. No surprise there.

You present beliefs and arguments. And how is that any different from what non-religious people do? You just happen to disagree with it, so you become offended, defensive and angry.  

At what point have I called you a single vile name, much less "all kinds" of vile names? But yeah, christians NEVER hurl insults at anyone do they?  "psychobabble", huh?  

Pot. Kettle. Black.


mkmck69
mkmck69

@MidwestGolfFan @John64  Psychobabble? Are you serious? Have you ever listened to the likes of Falwell, Robertson, Swaggert, et al? THAT is some serious psychobabble.


Got a deal for you Bible-thumpers. You keep your religion to yourself, stop expecting/demanding that everyone else live by it's dictates, and stop using it as a basis for discrimination, and we "secular humanists" will stop bashing you. One's religion should be a private matter...I don't care what you believe, whatever works for you is fine by me. But I damn sure will not be told that I need to live my life in accordance with your beliefs. In this country, we are governed by the constitution, not the bible. The framers were abundantly clear about that. Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion. Stop trying to cram religion down our throats.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@John64 @MidwestGolfFan 

You're SOOOO clever.

The only time I see so-called "bashing" by Christians is when someone gets fed up with Secular Humanist insults and fires back.

In general, I present beliefs and arguments; people like you call people like me all kinds of vile names because you hate our beliefs.  I'll say this:  our beliefs have thousands of years of civilization; yours are backed by several decades of psychobabble, with a much worse record.

John64
John64

@MidwestGolfFan  Non-religious people are human too.  And maybe we're tired of being bashed by the oh-so-superior christians parading around as if they have all the answers about life and after-life and claim to be so pure and non-judgemental but do nothing but throw insults such as sarcastically referring to non-religious people as "oh-so-superior secular humanists".

I notice you have absolutely no criticism for the religious guy, who was just as guilty of bad behavior. Typical. 

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@TerrapinStation87 @MidwestGolfFan@Jonathan T@MrArlington 

Religious people are human, too.

And maybe we're tired of being bashed by all the oh-so-superior secular humanists parading around as rational friends of humanity, who do nothing but throw insults.

I notice you have absolutely no criticism for the religion-basher, who is at least as guilty of bad behavior.  Typical.