Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy has been sent home by the team. Murphy, a member of the Bronco’s practice squad, was questioned Tuesday by San Jose police in connection with a prostitution sting.
While he was not cited by police, “we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him,” coach Gary Kubiak said in a statement.
“Ryan is returning to Denver but his status as a practice squad player has not changed at this time,” he added.
The sting was part of the work of the Santa Clara County’s multi-agency human trafficking task force. According to local CBS affiliate KPIX 5, authorities were targeting an area of north San Jose, California, known for prostitution.