The Tampa Bay news has reported that the wide receiver, Louis Murphy, Jr. from Tampa’s Buccaneers was found by the police inside of the courtyard at the Flagler Museum.
Apparently after a night of celebrating at a former Gators teammate, Deonte Thompson’s wedding when he passed out after drinking.
Murphy apparently had fallen asleep in the courtyard and when he woke up, the place was empty, no one was there and the place was locked up.
Murphy told the police that he became nervous and broke a glass to unlock the door and he then called 911.
And it was after 1 a.m. when the police arrived at the museum, but by then, Murphy had already caused $1,000 in damage to the faculty.
Murphy and the museum have come to an agreement regarding repair work and he also issued a statement to the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday saying:
“This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances. With no one around, my only option was to break a small glass pane of the door in order to access a phone and call for help. I dialed the police and explained that I needed assistance. 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.”
He’s also known for his “1st Downs 4 Life” foundation… that was started by a St. Petersburg native in order to help the kids.
Like he says on his website, “I have worked with Mt. Zion Human Services to conduct an annual non-contact youth football Camp in St. Petersburg that teaches today’s youth fundamental football skills while stressing the importance of academic excellence, teamwork, creating a strong moral compass, setting obtainable goals, and the perseverance needed to succeed in the game of life!”
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