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On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills notified rookie punter Matt Alaiza that he will released.
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Beal has notified rookie punter Matt Alaizha that he will be released, effective immediately. In a civil lawsuit filed Thursday, Araiza and two others are accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl last year.
Colleen Shalby and Robert J. Lopez Los Angeles Times reported the woman, who is 18 and listed as Jane Doe, filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday alleging Araiza and former Aztec teammates Zavier Leonard and Nowlin “Pa’a” Ewaliko raped her at an off-campus party in October 2021.
The woman said she was drinking with friends when she arrived at a party at Araiza’s house. She said Araiza knew she was a high school student when he offered her drinks, gave her oral sex and then had sex with her.
She said Araiza then took her to a bedroom in the house where Leonard, Ewaliko and at least one other man threw her to bed and raped her for an hour and a half. She then “stumbled out of the room, bleeding and crying. Her nose, belly button and ears were pierced,” the lawsuit said. Unplugged and she’s still bleeding. Her vagina,” according to Los Angeles Times report. She contacted the next day Police, were taken to hospital for rape examination.
Araiza’s attorney, Kerry Armstrong, called the allegations false and said he had spoken to witnesses who refuted the woman’s allegations.
“It’s a reshuffle because he’s on the Buffalo Bills now,” Armstrong told L Los Angeles Times . He added that there was “no doubt” that Araiza did not rape the woman.
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The Los Angeles Times They did not comment on the civil suit. No arrests have been made and no criminal charges have been brought in the case. San Diego detectives recently referred their case to the district attorney’s office, which will decide whether to pursue criminal charges. Tim GrahamThe Athletic reports that Beal is in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL draft They were unaware of the allegations when they chose Araiza, known in the state of San Diego as the “God of the Ark.” But they did reportedly know about them before cutting punter Matt Harker after a game in training camp. Huck started out as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts. “We were recently informed of a civil lawsuit involving Matt beginning in October 2021,” Bill said in a statement said in. “Due to the seriousness of the complaint, we have conducted a thorough review of this matter. As this is an ongoing civil case, we have no further comment at this time.”
Armstrong told ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg that Araiza “is about to” discuss the allegation with Bill after the initial accusation Los Angeles Times article about five San Diego State players accused of rape. Araiza was not named in the initial report on June 3.
“I don’t know how fast after that, but that was [when Araiza reminded the Bills ],” Armstrong said. Los Angeles Rams