It’s starting to feel like the Buffalo Bills really do not care what Matt Araiza has going on off-the-field.
The Bills selected Araiza with a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft. He had been dubbed the “Punt God” during his record-breaking collegiate career and won the Buffalo starting job earlier this preseason.
However, all of that has been thrown on the back burner after a lawsuit claimed that Araiza and two of his former San Diego State teammates gang-raped a 17-year-old girl during an off-campus party in October 2021.
According to a report from The Athletic on Friday, the Buffalo organization has yet to reach out to Araiza’s accuser, even after finding out the information last month.
The lawsuit alleges that Araiza, then an All-American at San Diego State, had sex with the minor outside his off-campus house while she was intoxicated at a party in October, then brought her inside to a room where she was repeatedly raped by multiple men.
The Bills released a statement soon after the allegations were reported, claiming to have already investigated the matter.
“We were recently made aware of a civil complaint involving Matt from October 2021.
Due to the serious nature of the complaint, we conducted a thorough examination of this matter. As this is an ongoing civil case legal, we will have no other comment at this point.”
At the request of police, the accuser called the men named in her lawsuit while being recorded by detectives. Araiza confirmed they had sex, then recommended she get tested for a sexually transmitted disease. When he was asked “And did we have actual sex?” the accuser claims Araiza changed his tone and claimed to not remember anything.
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