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A&M’s Michael blames NyQuil for missing two Combine interviews

Christine Michael

Texas A&M’s Christine Michael pauses between drills for NFL scouts Friday, March 8, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)


Former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael slept in and missed two scheduled interviews with NFL teams at the Scouting Combine. He says NyQuil is to blame.

In a brief statement posted on the Aggie Sports Twitter account, Michael said he went into the Combine extremely sick, and that when he took some NyQuil it knocked him out and caused him to oversleep. Michael said he apologized to the teams he stood up.

The good news for Michael at the Combine was that he looked great on the field, leading all running backs in five different workouts: The bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. No one doubts that Michael is a phenomenal athlete.

So as long as the team that drafts Michael gets him DayQuil instead of NyQuil, and an alarm clock that doesn’t have a separate knob for the radio, he should be fine.