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Friday, February 28, 2014
Adam Muema on way home

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Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema, who left last week's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis early and had not been seen since, was on his way home Friday, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Adam Muema
Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema said he's quitting football. "I don't like being a slave to money or coaches," he said.

The U-T San Diego, citing sources, said Muema arrived Friday morning at the Florida performance facility where he trained for the combine. One source said he was dressed in combine gear.

Muema was quoted Sunday by the U-T as saying he was "following God" by deciding not to work out. One source told Caplan that Muema's decision was a surprise to most everyone and that there were no indications he'd leave.

Teams knew of Muema's decision to leave, the U-T reported. The 21-year-old from Covina, Calif., will have a chance to work out in front of NFL personnel at San Diego State's pro day next month.

Muema, who ran for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior last season, is ranked as the 24th-best running back by ESPN's Scouts Inc. The NFL's draft advisory board graded him as a fourth- to seventh-round pick, the U-T said.