SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — An NFL prospect who skipped the NFL Combine because he said God told him to has turned up again after not being seen since last weekend.
The San Diego Union-Times reports that San Diego State University running back Adam Muema, 21, was picked up by a friend at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday. Muema reportedly stayed at the airport for days because God told him to do so.
“He said he was at the airport for three days straight,” former Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson told the Union-Times. “He was telling me when I picked him up that God told him to stay at the airport and don’t do anything. Just stay there. That’s what he did for three days straight.”
Nelson continued: “On the fourth day, he told me he couldn’t do it anymore. He decided to call me.”
Muema previously explained he skipped the combine because God told him if he did, he would finally get his dream of playing for the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema told the Union-Times.
Muema also indicated he would be lying low for some time after he skipped the combine.
“(God told me) to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” the Aztec football player said, adding that he speaks to God through numbers.
Muema ended his silence on Twitter Friday, after being off the grid since last Monday.
There’s one person who was so righteous & [sic] pretty much walked into Heaven,” Muema tweeted. “Don’t think my plans are anything less than that.”
Muema reportedly flew back home to California after spending nights alone at a Florida airport.
“I know he’s fine. I know he’s safe,” a family friend of Muema’s told the Union-Times. “But I don’t know what happens from here. There are good people that are helping him. He just needs to get his life right. I hope he stops being a story.”
Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Aztecs last season and is the fourth all-time leading rusher in the school’s history.