UPDATE 12:46 PM EST
Adam Muema has been found. The 21-year-old who was though to be missing after skipping out on the NFL Scouting Combine was actually at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to ex-Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson.
According to Nelson, who spoke to the Union-Tribune:
“He said he was at the airport for three days straight,” Nelson said. “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. On the fourth day, he told me he couldn’t do it anymore. He decided to call me.”
Thank goodness he is okay.
It looks like there’s another sad story brewing within the NFL.
Last week football prospect Adam Muema was supposed go to the NFL Combine, in hopes of getting drafted but he never showed up and is now missing.
The San Diego State University player decided to skip out on the weekend event, claiming that God told him to in order to get drafted to the Seattle Hawks, and now he’s reportedly gone missing.
A source – who is a friend of Muema – recently told the Union-Tribune:
I have no idea where is. [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.”
There’s no word as to where Adam is right now, but he told the same source last week that God told him to “sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace.”
Muema’s high school football coach, Lou Farrar, told the outlet of his absence:
“It’s a big mystery. At this point, we just hope he’s safe. As long as he’s safe, that’s all that really matters.”
“We’ve had some kids on our team who were really outwardly religious — say a lot of prayers, get interviewed by the paper, thank Jesus. Nothing. He was nothing even like that here. He was a very quiet kid on campus. A real happy-go-lucky, big smiles all over the place. Just a great kid. Great smile. He was one of the leaders on our team. He led by example.”
Hopefully Muema turns up safe and unharmed so he can get a shot at the NFL.