Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was sent home after being questioned by authorities during a prostitution sting involving his brother.
It happened in San Jose and involved Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office, not the San Jose police.
Ryan Murphy’s brother was cited for prostition, but Murphy was not cited or arrested, just detained.
“Sources reported early Tuesday evening that Denver Broncos rookie safety and onetime Oakland resident Ryan Murphy was involved by San Jose police in a prostitution sting.
The sting was part of Santa Clara County’s multi-agency human trafficking task force. Authorities were targeting an area of north San Jose known for prostitution.
According to sources, police detained a suspected prostitute in the area of a Motel 6 at North First Street and Brokaw. The woman told task force members that she had to go to a car to retrieve some property.
Murphy was inside that car along with his brother. Sources said Murphy was questioned and released by police. However, his brother and the suspected prostitute were cited.”
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Murphy would be returning to Denver.
“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. Ryan is returning to Denver but his status as a practice squad player has not changed at this time.”
The Broncos will be staying in Santa Clara in preparation for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.