Buffalo Bills rookie punter Matt Araiza and two former San Diego State teammates have been accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old high school student last year, a civil suit filed Monday in California alleges. Araiza, Zavier Leonard and Pa’a Ewaliko are accused of rape, false imprisonment and gender-violence crimes stemming from a Halloween party at Araiza’s residence on Oct. 17, 2021.
According to the suit filed by attorney Dan Gilleon, the plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe, was “inebriated” when she arrived and given more alcohol by Araiza, who was 21 at the time, before he ordered her to perform oral sex on him in a side yard. The lawsuit alleges that Araiza had sex with her outside before taking her inside to a bedroom where Leonard and Ewaliko were waiting. They all took turns sexually assaulting her for about 90 minutes as she went in and out of consciousness, the lawsuit alleges.
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Matt Araiza and two others have been accused of gang raping a 17-year-old girl last year in a civil lawsuit filed Thursday.
Araiza’s lawyer called the accusation false.
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