April 16, 2024
Matt Araiza throughout his transient tenure with the Buffalo Payments. Photograph credit score: Display shot, @Right now by way of YouTube

Former San Diego State punter Matt Araiza has signed with the Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, his representatives introduced Thursday.

In a press release posted on social media, sports activities company JL Sports activities wrote, “We’re proud to announce that our shopper Matt Araiza has signed with the Chiefs … Matt has been to hell and again within the final 18 months. He has dealt with himself with grace and humility that’s really inspiring. Matt can now transfer ahead realizing that this ordeal is behind him.”

Araiza, who had been embroiled in allegations that he and different ex-Aztecs had taken half in a gang rape at an off-campus home occasion, was lately dismissed from a lawsuit filed by the alleged sufferer in opposition to him and the opposite former gamers.

Prosecutors additionally declined to file legal expenses in opposition to any of the boys. Araiza has stated that he left the occasion earlier than the alleged assaults.

Araiza’s dismissal from the civil case was accompanied by his personal dismissal of a defamation lawsuit in opposition to his accuser.

The civil case stays ongoing in opposition to the opposite former Aztecs.

The signing comes practically two years after Araiza was drafted by the Buffalo Payments, who minimize Araiza through the 2022 preseason after the allegations surfaced.

In his personal assertion, Araiza stated, “I’m thrilled to have the ability to proceed my NFL profession. I wish to thank my household, who’ve been my rock, and my many pals who’ve been unwavering of their help.”

– Metropolis Information Service