The Buffalo Bills finally sent punter Matt Araiza into the night without a job to face legal ramifications stemming from the alleged gang rape of a minor during his final year at San Diego State.
This move came on Saturday, two days after the woman filed a civil suit against Buffalo’s sixth-round pick and two of his former teammates, and the sordid case exploded on the national radar.
the Bills' brain trust made the decision to detach themselves from a player accused of a heinous crime
the lawsuit became public
Criminal charges have not been filed
, pending an ongoing investigation
San Diego police
have turned over to the District Attorney.
Bills GM Brandon Beane explain it,
the team became aware of the allegations in late July, when the woman’s attorney,
informed Buffalo’s counsel.
Beane also said
it was possible that the team first heard about the allegations from
apparently learned earlier this summer
that he was being investigated.
Beane maintained that he wasn’t sure whether he heard it first from
Araiza or the attorney.
But the GM was certain that they talked to
about it around the same time the attorney reached out.
“We were trying not to rush to judgment,”
Beane said during a news conference on Saturday night at the team’s headquarters.