SAN JOSE, Calif. (CBS4) – A Denver Broncos practice squad player was with his brother at the time his brother was cited during a prostitution sting.

According to KPIX in San Francisco, safety Ryan Murphy and his brother were together in San Jose on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

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The sting was performed by Santa Clara County’s multi-agency human trafficking task force in an area of North San Jose known for prostitution. According to KPIX, the task force detained a suspected prostitute near a motel. The woman told police she need to retrieve property from a car where Murphy was inside with his brother.

Murphy’s brother and the alleged prostitute were cited. Murphy was detained, questioned by police and let go.

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Murphy is a Broncos practice squad player who played college ball at Oregon State. According to the Denver Broncos website, Murphy is from the Oakland area.

Statement From The Denver Broncos

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

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– Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak