Broncos rookie Murphy sent home


Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy has been sent home from Super Bowl 50 preparations after reportedly being questioned by police in relation to a prostitution ring.

Multiple reports said Murphy was briefly detained and questioned by deputies in San Jose, California, before being released with no charges. 

In a statement, the Broncos confirmed Murphy would be sent back to Denver.

"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.

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

Murphy was a seventh-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 before being released in September.

The rookie was then signed to the Broncos practice squad in November, but is yet to play a game in the NFL.