PalmBeachDailyNews After drinking at a wedding, a current Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former Florida Gators football player woke up early Saturday morning faced with more than a hangover. According to Palm Beach Police, Louis Morris Murphy Jr., 29, found himself locked inside the courtyard at the Flagler Museum. Before the ordeal was over, he caused $1,000 in damage to museum property, the report said, but Murphy was not charged. Murphy, a wide receiver for the Bucs, told police he became nervous and broke the glass on one of the doors to unlock it, according to the report. Murphy called 911. Police arrived shortly after 1 a.m. When police arrived, Murphy told an officer he was attending a wedding reception and had been drinking. The Tampa Bay Times reported that he was at the wedding of former Gators teammate Deonte Thompson, an NFL receiver from Belle Glade. Murphy told police he went into the courtyard and fell asleep on the steps. When he woke up everyone was gone and the doors were locked, according to the police report. Police said Murphy and the museum agreed to work out the repair costs among themselves. Murphy gave a statement to the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday. “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.” David Carson, the Flagler’s public affairs director, said the incident was an “internal security matter,” so the museum would have no comment. Murphy was part of the Gators’ national championship teams in 2006 and 2008. He has played for four NFL teams, joining Tampa Bay in 2014. He missed much of last season with a knee injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was attending the wedding of his former University of Florida teammate Deonte Thompson at a Florida museum this past weekend, but Murphy had too much to drink, and he wandered into a courtyard to take a quick snooze. When Murphy awoke hours later, all of the other guests were gone, and he was locked inside of the museum. Murphy is lucky that this did not turn into a Night At The Museum situation, when the museum closes for the night, all of the exhibits come to life and cause havoc. Murphy tried to escape the museum by breaking glass, but eventually he decided he was better off calling police, who rescued him from the glass case of emotion that he was trapped in. Murphy will pay for the damages caused during his hungover Night At The Museum and no charges wet filed.