Bills punter Matt Araiza

Bills punter Matt Araiza named in San Diego State assault claim

Bills freshman punter Matt Araiza was named as a respondent in a claim recorded Thursday in California that denounced Araiza and other San Diego State football players of assaulting a 17-year-old young lady last October.

The claim blames Araiza, presently 22, as well as partners Zavier Leonard and Nowlin “Pa’a” Ewaliko, of committing what the offended party’s lawyer portrayed as assault in the early morning long periods of Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 after a Halloween party.

“We were as of late made mindful of a common grumbling including Matt from October 2021,” the Bills said in a proclamation. “Because of the serious idea of the objection, we led an intensive assessment of this. As this is a continuous common case, we will have no other remark as of now.”

A legal counselor for Araiza told the Los Angeles Times that his specialist addressed observers from the party who went against claims made against Araiza in the claim.

The claim expresses that the offended party accepted Araiza gave her a beverage during the party that “contained liquor, yet other inebriating substances.” The claim charges Araiza brought the young lady into a room where different men were standing and tossed her to the bed.

The offended party “went all through awareness while she was being assaulted,” the claim said, adding, “The men alternated having intercourse with her from behind while she lay face first on the sleeping cushion.”

The offended party likewise blamed the players for recording the occurrence, which purportedly endured 90 minutes. At the point when the young lady staggered out of the room, she was ridiculous and crying, the claim said.

The claim additionally charges that Araiza talked with the offended party on the telephone following day while analysts from the San Diego Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit paid attention to the call. The claim claims Araiza affirmed engaging in sexual relations with the offended party, yet later changed his tone and said he remembered nothing that happened that evening.

The Bills drafted Araiza in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He seemed to win the drop-kicking position during instructional course when the Bills delivered officeholder punter Matt Haack on Monday. Haack later endorsed with the Colts.

The Bills play their last preseason game Friday at Carolina.

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