San Diego State running back Adam Muema made headlines at the NFL Combine last weekend when he abruptly left on the final day. Muema told the San Diego Union-Tribune he was “following God” and God told him that he would play for the Seahawks – which he described as his “dream” – if he left.
“God told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” Muema said from the airport in Indianapolis.
Muema boarded a plane from Indianapolis to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The flight arrived on Monday, and then no one heard from Muema for days. This past week, no one knew where he was. The former Aztec had been training at a workout facility in Florida, but upon arriving back in the state did not return there.
On Friday morning, the Union-Tribune reported that Muema has returned to the workout facility. So where was he all week?
Corey Nelson, a linebacker from Oklahoma, has trained in Florida with Muema since January. On Thursday morning, Nelson got a call from Muema who asked to be picked up from the Fort Lauderdale airport. When Muema was spotted on the plane going from Indianapolis to Fort Lauderdale, he was still wearing his NFL Combine gear. When Nelson picked him up, that’s what Muema was still wearing.
“He said he was at the airport for three days straight,” Nelson told the Union-Tribune. “He was telling me when I picked him up that God told him to stay at the airport and don’t anything, just stay there. That’s what he did for three days straight.
“On the fourth day, he told me he couldn’t do it anymore. He decided to call me.”
Muema told the Union-Tribune he now plans to go “home.” The 21-year-old, who decided to forgo his senior season at San Diego State, is a native of Covina, Calif. The Aztecs’ pro day is on March 20, and Nelson said he did not discuss with Muema whether he will participate in that.