Bills P Matt Araiza intends to pursue defamation lawsuit against the attorney who initiated gang r**e case against Araiza last year

Matt Araiza’s NFL dream was about to get wasted in its budding stages owing to a serious case filed last year. The San Diego alumna, who achieved recognition for his exceptional punting skills got released by the Bills after an alleged r**p case thrown over him.

However, after the case was dismissed with the footballer getting out free of the allegations, he decided to fight back and teach a lesson to the attorney who got him entangled with such a crime and nearly ended his career.

Matt Araiza wants to file lawsuit against lawyer who accused him last year

After the dismissal of the lawsuit, the Punter is now looking forward to confronting attorney Dan Gilleon for vilifying his image. He intends to sue him over the charges of imposing a falsification civil lawsuit.

However, it may be too early to tell how this battle of truth and falsehood turns out. But the good news is, the former Bills player might make a comeback in the league to fulfill his unfinished dreams.

What happened in Matt Araiza and gang r**p lawsuit last year?

The year 2021 saw the darkest chapter in Matt’s life so far unfold, casting a shadow of great distress over him. The California native and his two San Diego teammates were accused of a gang r**p that year.

Allegations of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old minor were brought against them. As a consequence of these allegations, the NFL aspirant who got drafted by the Bills in 2022 was released during pre-season.

Months after heavy investigation, the San Diego District Attorney’s office open up in December last year with their final verdict. The office didn’t hold charges against the footballer as they found Matt had left the crime scene almost one hour earlier through scrutinizing video footage and every piece of evidence.

At this point, the Unanimous All-American spoke out “I am deeply gratified for the thorough work of the DA’s office in San Diego and for all the witnesses that were willing to come forward and tell the truth. I am thankful that the facts of this case as provided by the witnesses will prove that what I have been saying from the beginning is, in fact, the truth”.

It has become disturbingly common for sports organizations to take harsh steps against male athletes as soon as an allegation comes up. In many cases, the accused have been cleared of their charges. However, by the time justice comes, a lot of damage usually gets done already.

Do you think such misandry should be tolerated? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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