Buffalo Bills Punter Released After Being Accused In Lawsuit

Buffalo Bills rookie punter Matt Araiza was recently accused of sexual assault and gang rape of a 17-year old girl while at college, along with two former SDSU teammates, and after the allegations came out, Araiza was sat down for the teams final pre-season game, and eventually released by the team. The Bills claimed that they'd done 'thorough research' on Araiza and any problems during the pre-draft process, but after the allegations came out, they had no choice but to cut him.

This issue will now be taken through the legal processes, as Araiza's lawyers professed his innocence once the lawsuit came out, but rightfully so, he won't be punting for an NFL team after the lawsuit, so graphic in nature came out. 

"The last 48 hours have been very difficult for a lot of people. It's been tough. And we sympathize with this whole situation, all the parties involved, this young woman, what she went through," General Manager Brandon Beane said during a 26-minute news conference, while seated alongside coach Sean McDermott. Time will tell what happens with the legal process, but right now, we all feel for the victim and hope justice comes upon the guilty in this matter.

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