One of the mysteries of the Scouting Combine has apparently been solved, to the relief of many.
(Or maybe it was Sean Gilbert, who just happened to be in Indy too. Coincidence?)
Muema showed back up Friday morning at the Florida facility where he was training, still wearing his NFL-issued gear from the Combine.
“I know he’s fine. I know he’s safe,” a person close to Muema said. “But I don’t know what happens from here. There are good people that are helping him.”
Muema said Sunday after leaving the Combine he was “following God,” who told him if he skipped the workouts he’d be drafted by the Seahawks. He also said he believed in something called Lord Reyal, who claims to be the second coming of Christ.
Friday, he said he was going “home,” but those around him hope he’s not doing many interviews.
On Friday, from an airport, Muema spoke on the phone again. It had to be quick, he said; his cell phone battery was dying, and he was filling out paperwork.
“I’m glad he’s safe, obviously,” the source close to Muema said. “But the last thing I think he needs to be doing is be talking to anyone, on Twitter, media, anything like that. He just needs to get his life right. . . . I hope he stops being a story.”
There is very little chance of that happening now, and the Seahawks or any other team are going to want to know much more about why he went missing.