funds punter Matt Araiza has been accused in civil go well with of raping a minor whereas at San Diego State
Matt Araiza, who was drafted by the Buffalo funds and is usually referred to as The Punt God, has been accused in a lawsuit of gang raping a minor collectively with two completely different San Diego State teammates. The funds had been educated in late July by the lawyer who filed the go well with in San Diego Superior court docket
right here’s ESPN’s report based mostly on the go well with:
“The lawsuit, obtained by ESPN, entails allegations in direction of Araiza and two of his former San Diego State teammates. the various males named inside the grievance are Zavier Leonard, a redshirt freshman with the Aztecs, and Nowlin Ewaliko, who was a freshman final season however is now not on the listed roster. All three are accused of rape, gender violence and false imprisonment.
The lawsuit accuses Araiza, who was 21 on the time, of getting intercourse with the then-highschool senior, who was underneath the age of consent in California, exterior at an off-campus event held at his residence all by the early hours of Oct. 17, 2021. The go well with states Araiza then launched her inside a room the place not decrease than three completely different males had been, collectively with Leonard and Ewaliko, and that she was repeatedly raped for about an hour and a half till the event was shut down.”
genuinely information shops needed to interrupt the story as a outcome of the workforce didn’t, nonetheless the largest joke about all of that is for the motive that alleged rape occurred earlier to Araiza being drafted, he’s not topic to the league’s private conduct coverage.
The funds launched a press launch:
“[The Bills] had been at present made aware of a civil grievance involving Matt from October 2021. consequently of good nature of the grievance, we performed an intensive examination of this matter. As that is an ongoing civil case, we’re ready to have not any completely different remark at this level.”
The NFL acknowledged it was aware of the accusation however had no remark.
Araiza’s lawyer, Kenny Armstrong, had not study the grievance when reached by the L.A. instances but advised the paper the allegations had been false and acknowledged that his personal “investigator spoke to witnesses from the event who contradict the allegations in direction of Araiza.”
An lawyer for Ewaliko was reported inside the instances saying, “he may not contact upon the lawsuit and that he was nonetheless investigating what transpired.”
And an lawyer representing Leonard advised the instances he had not seen the go well with and may not remark.
anticipating sports activities leagues to be the judges, juries, and executioners of the world is foolish, nonetheless it may even be good in the event that they glided by the court docket of public opinion extra usually as a outcome of they’re not required to uphold the letter of the legal guidelines. glad women’s Equality Day, i suppose.