Bills Waiving Rookie P Matt Araiza

Adam Schefter reports that the Bills have informed rookie punter Matt Araiza that he is being, effective immediately. 


Bills GM Brandon Beane has already confirmed the news. 

Araiza is accused of being one of three men to gang rape a 17-year-old girl last year in a civil lawsuit filed on Thursday.

Beane told reporters that they struggled to get answers about Araiza and that they were still piecing the situation together. Beane added: “There are many things that we could not get our hands on. This was about letting Matt go handle his situation.”

The Bills are currently without a punter on their roster, but are expected to hold tryouts in the coming days. 

Araiza, 22, was selected in the sixth round of this year’s draft by the Bills. He signed a four-year, $3,876,148 contract with the Bills that included $216,148 guaranteed.

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  1. Guess there’s no point in a lawsuit no more. He only got 200k guaranteed and he was a rookie that didn’t even play his first year. Either the criminal system gets him or that girl ain’t gonna get no money.

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