Bucs wide receiver Louis Murphy’s “Night at the Museum” won’t be made into a Hollywood movie. And that is a good thing after a slightly embarrassing event took place last weekend.
Murphy, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season, was attending former Gators teammate and current Bears receiver Deonte Thompson’s wedding in Palm Beach when he left the wedding and went next door to the Flagler Museum and fell asleep. Unfortunately for Murphy, he was locked in the museum, and after waking and realizing he had no way out, Murphy broke a small pane of glass in order to open a door to let himself out. Murphy was not arrested, and called police where he was met by the museum’s manager. According to a report by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, both parties agreed to work out the repair costs between them.
The estimated damage was $1,000.
“This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances,” Murphy said Wednesday in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that I needed to break the glass, but the police officers on the scene and museum staff acknowledged that I didn’t have many other options. I’m working with the museum to ensure everything is properly handled.”
While drinking too much at a wedding and falling asleep in a museum isn’t the ideal scenario, at least Murphy didn’t attempt to get behind the wheel and drive intoxicated. Of course he can certainly expect to be greeted with a number of jokes from his Buccaneer teammates when camp opens later this month, and probably a few from opposing fans on the road this season.
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“Murphy was not arrested, and called police ”
why didn’t he call before he broke the glass??
Go Bucs !!!
I was at a wedding there a couple years ago. It’s pretty hard to pass out on many of the various steps and platforms and nobody notices you. There’s alot of expensive stuff in the museum and I’m glad he sobered up enough to just bust a small glass pain to get out. He did the right thing to report it. I don’t see this as a big deal.
I was curious as well how someone could just pass out IN a museum and not get noticed. haha
And nobody thought, “Hey, where’s Murf”? I guess that “No man left behind” slogan doesn’t apply to Murphy’s posse. His punishment will be the ragging he’ll get in Training Camp.
Good one Scu.
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He didn’t fall asleep, he passed out and there is a big difference.
Murphy might want to check out his dependency issue before it gets to be Johnny Manzell like.
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