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Adam Muema, who bolted from NFL combine, resurfaces via social media

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The mysterious case of Adam Muema took another twist Friday when the former San Diego State running back reappeared via social media.

“There’s one person who was so righteous & pretty much walked into Heaven. Don’t think my plans are anything less than that :),” he tweeted early Friday in the first of 12 such entries.

Muema disappeared Sunday after leaving the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis without working out because he believed God told him the Seahawks would draft him.

On Instagram, Muema attempted to explain the circumstances of his abrupt departure in a 128-word post.

“Later,” he wrote, “I ditch the combine to go to the saturday service.”

That service was the NFL Combine Catholic Mass. According to Muema’s post, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider spoke at the event, Muema was honored for attending and told he was the first athlete in eight years to attend. The mention, Muema wrote, made him cry.

In previous social media posts, Muema frequently ascribes special meaning to numbers. That includes a Facebook picture of a personalized No. 8 Seahawks jersey and listing himself as “Seahawks#8) on his Twitter biography. No Seahawks player wears the number.

“If I would of performed that day I would of missed that meaningful #8. Glory be to God. Keep calling them coincidences if you want to,” Muema wrote.

A photo collage that included slivers of the event’s program and Schneider’s name accompanied the post.

Muema, who attended Covina Charter Oak High, and his Oklahoma-based agents haven’t responded to requests for comment.

The training facility in Davie, Fla., where he worked out in advance of the combine, also didn’t respond.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Muema showed up at the facility Friday, wearing combine gear.

In the new social media posts, Muema also restated his belief in a figure named Lord Rayel, who claims to be the second coming of Christ. Before the combine, Muema posted three YouTube videos about Lord Rayel on his Facebook page.

Muema also recommended the “Son of God” movie and posted a picture of a devotional book.

“Many ppl believe I won’t play football,” he wrote in his last tweet, “why wouldn’t God want me to reach out to the millions through that lovely sport I deeply enough # Blessed.”

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