Early Saturday morning, Buccaneers’ wide receiver Louis Murphy found himself in an odd predicament. He woke up locked inside a Florida museum.
Friday night, Murphy had attended a wedding for a friend. The reception took place at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. While at the reception, Murphy had been drinking with friends, but then decided to wander out onto the courtyard steps. After a few hours passed, Murphy woke up locked in…or rather, locked out.
He told the Tampa Bay Times ,
“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.”
Murphy will suffer no criminal charges from this matter, but he will have to pay a $1000 fine for breaking the door he had to force open in order to get help.
Last season, Murphy injured his ACL in late October. After having surgery in November, he sat out the remainder of the season. Reportedly, he is on track to be ready for training camp.