On Saturday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills announced the release of rookie punter Matt Araiza. The release of a punter isn’t generally news, but in this case, it certainly is, and the only question is what took the Bills so long to do it.
A report by Colleen Shalby and Robert J. Lopez of the Los Angeles Times revealed that Araiza is one of three current and former San Diego State players named in a San Diego County Superior Court lawsuit. An unidentified woman claims that Araiza, Zavier Leonard and Nowlin “Pa’a” Ewaliko took turns having non-consensual sex with her as she went in and out of consciousness. The woman was a 17-year-old high-school senior at the time.
We have released Punter Matt Araiza. pic.twitter.com/dlmKJnEj7v
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 27, 2022