Matt Araiza, who was drafted by the Buffalo Payments and is usually often called The Punt God, has been accused in a lawsuit of gang raping a minor together with two different San Diego State teammates. The Payments have been knowledgeable in late July by the legal professional who filed the go well with in San Diego Superior Court docket
Right here’s ESPN’s report primarily based on the go well with:
“The lawsuit, obtained by ESPN, includes allegations in opposition to Araiza and two of his former San Diego State teammates. The opposite males named within the grievance are Zavier Leonard, a redshirt freshman with the Aztecs, and Nowlin Ewaliko, who was a freshman final season however is 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-high faculty senior, who was below the age of consent in California, outdoors at an off-campus get together held at his residence through the early hours of Oct. 17, 2021. The go well with states Araiza then introduced her inside a room the place not less than three different males have been, together with Leonard and Ewaliko, and that she was repeatedly raped for about an hour and a half till the get together was shut down.”
In fact information shops needed to break the story because the staff didn’t, however the greatest joke about all of that is because the alleged rape occurred previous to Araiza being drafted, he’s not topic to the league’s private conduct coverage.
The Payments launched a press release:
“[The Bills] have been not too long ago made conscious of a civil grievance involving Matt from October 2021. As a result of severe nature of the grievance, we carried out a radical examination of this matter. As that is an ongoing civil case, we could have no different remark at this level.”
The NFL mentioned it was conscious of the accusation however had no remark.
Araiza’s legal professional, Kenny Armstrong, had not learn the grievance when reached by the L.A. Instances but instructed the paper the allegations have been false and mentioned that his personal “investigator spoke to witnesses from the get together who contradict the allegations in opposition to Araiza.”
An legal professional for Ewaliko was reported within the Instances saying, “he couldn’t touch upon the lawsuit and that he was nonetheless investigating what transpired.”
And an legal professional representing Leonard instructed the Instances he had not seen the go well with and couldn’t remark.
Anticipating sports activities leagues to be the judges, juries, and executioners of the world is silly, however it will be good in the event that they glided by the courtroom of public opinion extra actually because they’re not required to uphold the letter of the regulation. Completely satisfied Ladies’s Equality Day, I suppose.