A multi-agency human-trafficking task force in San Jose got their man. The only reason we’re talking about it all the way over here is because Broncos’ practice squad defensive back, Ryan Murphy, was the man whom the police caught.
Murphy was with his brother in a car outside a Motel 6, when a suspected prostitute was detained by police. She then had to “retrieve belongings from the car,” and led the police directly to the Murphy brothers.
Although his brother was cited, Ryan Murphy was not detained or cited for soliciting a prostitute and was allowed to return back to the team hotel after questioning.
First off that kinda sucks that she threw both of them under the bus so hard. Granted they do deserve the punishment for doing this so close to the Super Bowl.
The. Super. Bowl.
Hands down the biggest game of guys’ careers and they’re out trying to get some action.
Seeing as how Murphy is still on the practice squad for the Broncos, I can see his want for more action, but that wasn’t the place to do it there, guy.
Smarten up dude, five days to undoubtedly the biggest game of your life. Sure, he wasn’t on the roster nor was he going to dress for Super Bowl Sunday but there’s still all the preparations to get your teammates ready for the game.
If they do end up coming out on top too, he could say that he made Super Bowl Champions better in practice every day.
Instead his ass was shipped back to Denver for the time being. Head coach Gary Kubiak decided that “it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him." Kubiak also noted that his status as a practice squad player has not been changed.
Ryan Murphy now joins former Atlanta Falcons safety Eugene Robinson in infamy as they now have both been caught in prostitution stings prior to a Super Bowl.
Robinson was caught the Saturday prior and he ended up playing in the 1999 Super Bowl against the Broncos (weird, right?) but got burned for an 80-yard touchdown from John Elway on his way to a ring.
In the end, Murphy will now be another voice to young athletes to not make the same mistakes that he made before the biggest game of the year.
He was already not going to be on the sidelines for the game but missing out on all the other festivities has to sting a little deeper and hopefully will be an indication of change for him.
By Cole McNanna