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Bills release punter Matt Araiza following rape allegations

The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday that they released rookie punter Matt Araiza.

The move comes two days after he was one of three named in the San Diego State gang-rape lawsuit.

Araiza did not play in Friday’s preseason finale and did not participate in Saturday’s practice at One Bills Drive.


The 22-year-old was drafted by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Without Araiza on the roster, the Bills currently do not have a punter. Buffalo will open the season on September 8 in Los Angeles against the defending Super Bowl Champs.



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