He spent a year in England as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford studying like microbiology or something like it that requires you to push your glasses back up your nose when you say the word.
This was his plan all along. He could have skipped out the Rhodes Scholarship last year and just entered the draft. And he'd be a backup somewhere in the NFL, probably the Saints.
But I think he made the right decision and did the year in England. Yeah, it probably cost him some money (but probably not that much since he wasn't going to be a first round pick), but he'll always be able to play football. He's good.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.