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Broncos player sent home after being questioned in prostitution sting

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak on sending player home

Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was sent home from Santa Clara, Calif., after being questioned by police during a prostitution sting.
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Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was sent home from Santa Clara, Calif., after being questioned by police during a prostitution sting.

Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was sent home from Santa Clara, Calif., after being questioned by police during a prostitution sting.

According to the Denver Post, the practice squad player was detained at a Motel 6 near the San Jose International Airport Tuesday. He was not arrested.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. James Jensen says the 23-year-old Murphy was detained and questioned Tuesday and released after investigators determined he was not involved in any criminal activities, according to The Associated Press.

Murphy’s brother was cited in the incident.

In a statement, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Murphy’s status on the practice squad was unchanged.

“We decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him.”

Murphy was signed by Denver in November after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, which drafted him in the seventh round of last year’s draft.

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