Lawyer: Matt Araiza, Payments knew nothing of rape allegations earlier than Draft Day

Lawyer: Matt Araiza, Payments knew nothing of rape allegations earlier than Draft Day.

On Aug. 25m information broke that Payments punter Matt Araiza was being accused of participating in a gang rape involving a 17-year-old woman. Because the information started to unfold his lawyer did a televised interview seemingly admitting that the Buffalo Payments knew of the allegations earlier than drafting him.

Now, in an announcement made to FanSided, Kerry Armstrong is clarifying his assertion.

Matt Araiza’s lawyer claims the Buffalo Payments didn’t know earlier than Draft Day

“I did an interview on Channel 8 San Diego final evening, and the final query the anchor requested me was relating to that challenge,” Armstrong informed FanSided on Friday afternoon. I replied one thing to the impact of, “You higher consider it” (i.e., that Araiza informed the Payments about these allegations earlier than the draft). I didn’t notice till this morning after I watched it again that I clearly misheard the query. Araiza had no thought of the allegations on the time of the draft in late April of this yr. In actual fact, he didn’t study of them till the primary L.A. Occasions article got here out a number of weeks in the past. And that’s when he retained me.It’s my understanding that Araiza then knowledgeable the Payments of those allegations in late July or early August of this yr.”

Araiza was seen at apply on Friday, a lot to the dismay of NFL Twitter.

The staff issued an announcement on the matter writing, “We had been lately made conscious of a civil grievance involving Matt from October 2021. Because of the severe nature of the grievance, we carried out a radical examination of this matter. As that is an ongoing civil case, we could have no different remark at this level.”

That is an ongoing story and might be up to date when extra information is uncovered.