Bills HC Sean McDermott addressed punter Matt Araiza’s rape allegations on Friday night.
On Thursday, the LA Times reported that a woman accused Araiza and two of his San Diego State teammates of gang-raping her when she was 17.
Breaking: A civil lawsuit filed Thursday in state court accuses three San Diego State University football players — including Matt Araiza, a top punter now in the NFL — of gang raping a 17-year-old girl last year at an off-campus party. https://t.co/gdfvXTlVK4
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 25, 2022
After the Bills preseason game on Friday, McDermott addressed Araiza’s rape allegations while speaking to the media.
Sean McDermott says he is hurt about everything he heard and that he hasn’t slept a lot.
— Brian Chojnacki (@BroadcastingBri) August 27, 2022
“Understand there was a game just played, but I want to talk about something that’s more important which is what we have going on with one of the members of our team right now, Matt Araiza,” “It is a situation that is extremely serious, just hard to go through and it’s not a situation that I or we take lightly whatsoever. I understand the sensitivity of the situation. And it’s clear we have work to do to continue to figure this thing out here and we’re going to do that.”
“Again, it’s not a situation we take lightly. I’m hurt, I understand they’re hurt. And it’s emotional. It’s not easy to hear about some of the things that I’ve heard about over the last several hours, say. Haven’t slept a lot to be honest with you.”
“This is a game, but there are other things that are more important than this.” pic.twitter.com/Me6ybkRfzD
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 27, 2022