Less than one week until Super Bowl 50, a Denver Broncos player has found himself packing his bags and heading home before the game even takes place. On Tuesday, February 1, Denver Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy was detained and questioned following a prostitution sting in San Jose, California. Sheriff’s deputies questioned both Murphy and his brother Tuesday evening at a Motel 6 in north San Jose. Although Ryan Murphy did not receive a citation relating to the sting, his brother was cited for solicitation of prostitution.
The Broncos promptly sent Murphy home, and as Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak explained, “it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him.” This incident occurred only one week after Kubiak spoke about accountability and the trust he had in his team.
The CSE Institute applauds Broncos management for immediately sending Murphy home and holding him accountable for his involvement in the sting. Although he remains on the team as a practice squad player, Murphy will not be participating in any further events leading up to Sunday’s game or the likely once-in-a-lifetime experience of competing in the Super Bowl.