Louis Murphy Summons Cops After Costly Nap

July 6th, 2016

MurphyFormer Bucs defensive end Kyle Moore used to nap in defensive line meetings.

Current Bucs wide receiver Louis Murphy now has his own napping reputation.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times has shared details of Murphy’s Friday night drinking that left him sleeping on stairs and locked in a Palm Beach museum following a wedding reception there.

Murphy told police he “got nervous and broke the glass on one of the doors in order to unlock it,” then called a friend, who called 911. Police arrived at 1:12 a.m., and then the museum’s facilities manager arrived and estimated the damage to the window at $1,000. The two parties agreed to “work out the repair costs amongst themselves,” according to the report.

Murphy issued a statement to say all is well after an unfortunate evening.

Joe finds this all humorous and no big deal from one of the good guys on the Bucs, though it’s surely a bad idea for a guy recovering from ACL surgery to be inebriated and hanging out on stairs. But it’s not like Murphy was kicked out of an underwear football practice, or punched a cab driver while he drove on I-275, or was tased by Tampa police.

43 Responses to “Louis Murphy Summons Cops After Costly Nap”

  1. Cannon Says:

    How much does one have to drink to fall asleep on a set of stairs…?

  2. Gerald McRuud Says:

    Sounds like rehab is going well.

    Not quite as embarrassing as his last dealings with law enforcement.


  3. ndog Says:

    He’s as a good as gone with his injury now this it just doesn’t jive with the positive vibe at one buc.

  4. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I totally get this. It was a wedding reception!!! Did you guys miss the movie?

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Another gator chatting with police. No surprise there. At least it’s nothing serious…. Funny actually… if you can’t drink with the big boys Mr Murphy stick to water.

  6. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    ndog Says:
    July 6th, 2016 at 2:48 pm
    He’s as a good as gone with his injury now this it just doesn’t jive with the positive vibe at one buc.
    There’s a chance this post was made in jest (and a very good job, if so) but in case it’s not, no way Murphy’s going anywhere. This team needs receivers and if Murphy can get on the field, we need him.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Ben the Ga Buc

    If Murphy makes bucs roster the team is in real trouble. He’s a bum a mediocre #5 at best who can’t play special teams …. Murphy is very much on the bubble… you obviously have not looked at Murphys career stats if you think he’s a lock. He’s fragile and a 1 trick pony.

  8. Bryan Says:

    Because we have all these all pro wr or better yet do there resumes look better or am I missing 2 wr better then Louis Murphy? ???

  9. The Real Malloy Says:


    Royally disagree. He is our best #3. That being said, Adam Humphries has more promise and doesn’t have the bum knee, so he is your #3. Afro Thunder still has to prove himself. In the mean time, him and Murphy will battle for 4.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    The Real Malloy & bryan

    Like I said. If Murphy is bucs number 3 the team is in a world of hurt. Look up Murphys stats he is a 5 at best not a 3. Look up successful number 3 wr and compare to Murphy. Bucs are very very weak at wr. It’s crucial for vjax not to miss games or it will be problems. Murphy needs to decide between coaching, car sales or insurance not nfl wr.

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    Licht needs to bring in a WR…. I like the strategy of giving bell and Humphries a chance in camp but no way a save gm like licht is going to count on a bum like Murphy

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    lol wtf

  13. Bryan Says:

    I thought Murphy shows up big when he’s on the field

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- I cannot fully agree with your assessment of Murphy. Yes, his stats are not good. Given. However, he did seem to be improving before getting injured.
    I don’t like the fact that he’s coming off of that injury and I would have liked to have drafted a receiver (instead of a kicker!) to bolster the position.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    What’s laughable is Murphys career stats and his fragility

  16. Bryan Says:

    Tmaxcon =PFF spokeswoman

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    nope… i hate pff but im a realist not a hometown fanboy hoping the local boy does good… i want the best possible roster at each position and believe me murphy at 3 is not the best possible scenario. there is not a team in the league or gm that believes murphy is a 3

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    tmaxcon Says
    “If Murphy makes bucs roster the team is in real trouble. He’s a bum a mediocre #5 at best who can’t play special teams …. Murphy is very much on the bubble…”

    I have to agree with you on this one. Of course, there are at least 6 WR spots on the team, so it’s possible he could still make the team. Frankly, I would rather keep Humphries and Bell as 5 and 6, and sign a veteran or two one one year deals.

    I wanted WR Marvin Jones in free agency…thought he was young enough and talented enough. Or even Jermaine Kearse.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The problem in regard to the fan evaluation of Murphy is that Tampa fans have been exposed to subpar talent for positions 3-6 with the WR group…so most fans have no idea when a WR who has a couple good performances is really not that good at all.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    July 6th, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    The problem in regard to the fan evaluation of Murphy is that Tampa fans have been exposed to subpar talent for positions 3-6 with the WR group…so most fans have no idea when a WR who has a couple good performances is really not that good at all.


    exactly!!! plus you throw in the suckers for a local feel good story and murphy goes from a 5 or 6 to a 3

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    Don’t get why Bucs fans seem so concerned about Louis Murphy. By the end of training camp, he’ll either be fully rehabbed and performing at a reasonably high level, or he’ll be unemployed. I fully trust Coach Koetter to pick the best 53 to give us the best chance of winning ballgames. And as far as his ‘Night at the Museum’ goes, it was dumb. Next.

  22. Kevin Says:

    Thats how weddings go man. At least he wasn’t out thuggin it causing trouble. He’s an honest guy who meant no harm. I expect him to contribute and help the team to a playoff berth this season.

    GO BUCS!!

  23. Cobraboy Says:

    How many times do the GM & coaches have to say “we aren’t done adding players yet” before folks believe them? How many times do they have to say “we aren’t as deep as we need to be” before things sink in.

    I have fully expected a veteran WR to be added to the roster well before opening day, and perhaps one after the first week of the season when teams aren’t responsible for an entire guaranteed salary.

    Murphy will either play to the expectations & need of Koetter & Monken or get the apple & roadmap. Nothing is guaranteed. Simple as that™.

    And when was the last time an NFL player broke OUT of a building, had called 911 on himself and waited for them to arrive? That’s pretty funny. 😀 😀 😀

  24. The Real Malloy Says:


    I see your point. But bottom line, 5th string receivers dont have the stats he does (not that they’re grand). And Marvin Jones and Kearse? Those guys are 3’s that have moved their way into the #2 role with new teams.

    Bottom Line: The guy has produced for us. If he’s healthy, he’s a extremely solid 3. You guys, all of you, are sleeping on Adam Humphries. That kid is the next Edelman. After a whole season (most of) under his belt and a full professional off season, this kid is going to walk in as the #3. Its going to take ALOT from Kenny Bell and Murph to move him. We are not as weak at WR as you think.

  25. chromolly Says:

    People are idiots with short Memorys around here,big Murph was a freaking beast when healthy.Big frame with extream quickness for his size…Murphy is going to make you people eat crow.

    He fell asleep after getting drunk,big freaking deal..Last I heard getting hammered at weddings is LEGAL.

  26. SB with Jameis Says:

    So funny to hear people talk about UF athletes talking to Cops
    Pot Meet Kettle

    “Florida State had the second-highest number of athletes named in criminal allegations: 66 men’s basketball and football athletes. In 70 percent of those incidents, the athletes never faced charges, had charges against them dropped or were not prosecuted. By comparison, cases ended up without being prosecuted 50 percent of the time among a sample of crimes involving college-age males in Tallahassee.”

  27. Dooshlarue Says:

    Who cares if he’s fragile.

    I just care that he wants to have fun!

    That’s what it’s all about guys.

    Winning is for losers said a certain overpriced DT in my nightmare last night.

  28. SB with Jameis Says:

    Florida is a Much Larger School: (49,459 vs. 41,226 Total Students)
    Florida is Slightly More Difficult to Get In: (45.6% vs. 55.4% Acceptance Rate)
    Florida Offers Slightly Cheaper In-State Tuition: ($6,313 vs. $6,507)
    FSU Offers Considerably Cheaper Out-of-State Tuition: ($21,673 vs. $28,591)
    Florida Provides Slightly Better Freshmen Financial Aid: (96% vs. 95% of Eligible Freshmen Receive Aid)
    Florida Students Graduate More in 6 Years: (85% vs. 75% Graduation Rate)
    Florida Students Earn Much More Salary Post-Graduation: ($47,400 vs. $40,000 Median Salary)
    Florida Has Much Smaller Class Sizes: (21:1 vs. 26:1 Student-Teacher Ratio)
    FSU Has Slightly Hotter Summer Weather: (81°F vs. 81°F)
    FSU Has Slightly Colder Winter Weather: (53°F vs. 56°F)
    Sure seems like Fla is the better school as well.

  29. Q Says:

    This is a good plot for night at the museum 3

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Bathroom floor? Sure.

    On a set of stairs? Never.

  31. BuccaneerBonzai Says:



    Good one.

  32. tnew Says:

    call me crazy but this isn’t humorous to me. Nor is getting arrested, for any reasons. A college kid falling asleep after drinking is one thing. At 29 getting drunk enough to do all that is another.

  33. LocalJoker Says:

    Sleeping in a museum or sleeping in a retention pond. Both kinda funny! Lol.

  34. SB with Jameis Says:

    I see what you did there LocalJoker! 🙂
    There might be a theme somewhere in there.

  35. AceofAerospace Says:

    I’m guessing that as a pro athlete, dedicated to his craft, he probably (hopefully) doesn’t drink much or very often. Probably didn’t take too much alcohol for lights out. He gets a total pass in my book. Pay for damages, move on. Go Gators. Go Bucs.

  36. WINdycitybuc Says:

    He accepted responsibility and faced the music (cops, museum, fans, ownership)…thumbs up. In this day and age that’s extremely refreshing. Kudos, Louis. We ALL slip up from time-to-time… Very few own it this age of the selfish (butt)hole.

  37. BucTrooper Says:

    I once fell asleep for 2 hours on “The Leather Center” display recliners in the middle of Westshore Mall. Traffic sucked and I thought I’d pull over and just browse after a long day, so I sat down with my iPod on and I fell asleep.

    Could happen to anyone…..

  38. loko.g Says:

    No wonder moore never had a sack plain dumb

  39. BigMacAttack Says:

    At least he didn’t drive drunk.
    At least no one got shot.
    Nothing to see here.
    Bravo Zulu.

  40. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Nicely put SB. There always gonna try to hate on the swamp. We have just as many championships and heisman winners to show for as they do. Tall can thank Jamies for tying it up in heisman winners.


  41. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Bet his teamates will have a new nickname for him when he comes back to work….
    “Ben Stiller”.

  42. Cobraboy Says:

    This issue is a big nothingburger.

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