The Denver Broncos sent Ryan Murphy home after police questioned him in a prostitution sting.
Murphy, a safety on Denver’s practice squad, and his brother were questioned Tuesday by San Jose, Calif., police after a suspected female prostitute was stopped and told cops she was retrieving property from a car parked in a nearby gas station, the San Francisco Bay Area’s KPIX-TV reported.
Murphy was in the car, but only his brother and the alleged prostitute were cited. KPIX-TV’s sources said Murphy’s brother and the woman have a relationship.
“Although practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him,” Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday night in a statement. “Ryan is returning to Denver but his status as a practice squad player has not changed at this time.”
Murphy, a rookie, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft. The Seahawks waived him in September, and he has been on Denver’s practice squad since then.
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Thumbnail photo via Oregon State Beavers safety Ryan Murphy returns the ball for a touchdown ahead of Southern California Trojans place kicker Andre Heidari Trojans during the first half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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