The Denver Broncos have sent practice squad safety Ryan Murphy home to Denver prior to Super Bowl 50.
He was sent home after he was questioned in a prostitution sting on Tuesday (2/2/16).
According to San Jose television station KPIX 5, Murphy was questioned by police and released. His brother and a suspected prostitute received citations in the operation that occurred in a motel parking lot on Tuesday (2/2/16) according to KPIX 5's report.
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Denver head coach Gary Kubiak said that Murphy remained a practice squad player for the Broncos, but would no longer be participating in Super Bowl week. On Wednesday (2/3) he was questioned about the decision to send Murphy home and he responded with:
“Yeah, there’s disappointment, but it’s been dealt with and we’ve moved on. I dealt with it yesterday and obviously disappointed for the young man, but we’re focused on what we have to do football wise, we’re on work this morning with our meetings and getting into our routine. So we’ve moved on.”
While Murphy wasn't expected to play in Super Bowl 50, the event and decision was no doubt a distraction for the Broncos during Super Bowl week.
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