Broncos send practice squad safety home after police question him

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Broncos practice squad safety Ryan Murphy’s stay at the Super Bowl was a short one.

After Murphy was questioned by police Tuesday as part of a prostitution sting in San Jose, the Broncos sent him back to Denver.

Per a CBS Bay Area report, Murphy was not arrested but his brother was cited as part of a multi-agency effort to crack down on prostitution.

“Although practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him,” Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said in a team statement. “Ryan is returning to Denver but his status as a practice squad player has not changed at this time.”

Murphy is a rookie who’s been on the Broncos practice squad since September. He’s from Oakland, but he’ll be paying his own way if he returns to the Bay Area this week.

He was a seventh round pick of the Seahawks last spring.