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Former Raiders wideout Louis Murphy got wasted at wedding, woke up locked in museum

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Raiders former 4th round pick Louis Murphy had a bit to drink at a wedding this weekend and found himself in a precarious situation.

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Here’s a funny story. Former Raiders and current Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy had a bit too much to drink at a friend’s wedding, passed out, and woke up Saturday morning to find himself locked inside a museum, according to a report in the Palm Beach Daily News.

The wedding was for Murphy’s former Florida Gators teammate Deonte Thompson. It was being held at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach Florida. Murphy had a bit too much to drink -- as one is known to do at a wedding — passed out on the steps and woke up after midnight locked inside the empty museum and proceeded to break himself out.

"This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances," Murphy said Wednesday in a statement in the Tampa Bay Times. "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 has not been charged with a crime and the museum has said they estimate the cost of the damage to the window to be around $1000.

The now 29-year-old was originally selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2009 draft — the same draft in which the Raiders selected Darrius Heyward-Bey 7th overall.

Murphy outplayed his first round draft counterpart over three seasons in Oakland before being traded to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 7th round pick. After one season in Carolina, he spent a season with the Giants and has been with the Bucs the past two seasons, collecting 41 catches for 578 yards and two touchdowns.