Denver Broncs safety Ryan Murphy was reportedly questioned in a San Jose prostitution sting.
Denver Broncs safety Ryan Murphy was reportedly questioned in a San Jose prostitution sting, according to CBS San Francisco.
The Santa Clara County human trafficking task force was conducting the sting in attempt to crack down on prostitution in the area.
Police reportedly detained a suspected prostitute near a Motel 6. The woman told authorities she had to retrieve her belongings from a vehicle.
Muphy and his brother were inside of the car. Murphy was reportedly released after questioning, but his brother and the woman were both cited.
Following the incident, the team released a statement from head coach Gary Kubiak.
“Although practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team if we continued out preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him,” the statement said.
The statement also adds that, although Murphy is returning to Denver, he remains a member of the practice squad.
Murphy was selected in the final round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was waived from the team in September before being picked up by the Broncos.