Punt God is no more. Both attorneys have comments:
"Araiza was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL draft in late April after playing at San Diego State. He was a first-team All-American and won the Ray Guy Award given to the nation's best punter.
"Matt is very disappointed that his career with the Bills ended not because he played poorly, but because of false allegations leveled against him by a young lady and her attorney," Araiza's attorney, Kerry Armstrong, wrote in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. "I hope he is back in the NFL soon. He deserves to be, as he is the hardest-working twenty-two-year-old I know."
Dan Gilleon, the teen's attorney, criticized Armstrong in a statement issued to USA TODAY Sports following Araiza's release.
"Mr. Araiza’s legal counsel had the audacity to go on a despicable, brainless TV tour to defame my client as a 'shakedown' artist and 'money grabber.' Think about that," Gilleon wrote. "Mr. Araiza’s legal agent knew that a 17 year old girl had left a room where Matt Araiza was also present, covered in blood and bruises and crying that she had been raped. Yet, he stooped so low that he was willing to label that 17 year old girl an opportunistic grifter. This was utterly inhumane and stunningly foolish."
Read the whole thing here, just destroys the 'gold digger, opportunistic" bullshlt we've had to hear from mysogynists and morons this week. Attorney for woman who accused Matt Araiza of rape blasts Bills and his representation (msn.com)
And the Buffalo Bills continue to shovel bullshlt at the public, hoping you'll look the other way. GM needs to be fired next.
"G.M. Brandon Beane explained the decision to reporters during a Saturday night press conference.
“We don’t know all the facts,” Beane said. “At this time, we think it’s the best move for everyone to move on from Matt and let him take care of this situation and focus on that.”
Beane said that the Bills first learned of the situation in late July, when they were contacted by the alleged victim’s representative.
“We tried to be through and thoughtful and not rush to judgment,” Beane said. “We don’t have the means to put all the facts together. . . . We don’t have access to everything. That’s more important than playing football. We want Matt to focus on that.”
As if an NFL franchise doesn't have the money and/or people to investigate this on their own. hahahaha liars.
Any Bills fans on Pregame care to weigh in? Bills twitter is pissed.