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Broncos safety questioned in prostitution sting

Broncos questioned in prostitution sting
Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 02, 2016

Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was questioned by authorities as part of a prostitution sting at a Motel  in San Jose.

Denver7 Tony Kovaleski confirms Murphy was present at the motel during the sting on Tuesday.

He was questioned by authorities because he was at the motel but he was not arrested.

He was released after investigators determined he did not solicit a prostitute.

Murphy was at the motel visiting his brother who was  cited and released.

Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Task Force has been conducting several prostitution stings in the area.

Ten men have been cited and released for solicitation over the last few days. 

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak released a statement late Monday saying the Murphy would be traveling back to Denver and would not be part of team preparations for the Super Bowl.

"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," Kubiak's statement said.

"Ryan is returning to Denver but his status as a practice squad player had not changed at this time." 

Murphy, who is a native of Oakland and played at Oregon State, was signed to the Broncos practice squad in November.