|Real Name||Matt Araiza.|
|Birth Date||May 16, 2000.|
|Birth Place||San Diego, California.|
|Parents||Father: Rico Araiza.|
|Siblings||Brother: Ricky Araiza.|
Pounds: 200 lbs.
|Height||In feet: 6' 1".|
In centimeters: 185 cm.
In meters: 1.85 m.
|School||Rancho Bernardo High School.|
|Net worth||$2.72 million.|
Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza Wiki| Bio
Matt Araiza (born on May 16, 2000) is 22 years old American NFL player who recently joined Buffalo Bills as a Punter. In August 2022, the new punter was named in a lawsuit accusing him and two other men of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl. This comes just days after the Buffalo Bills named Matthew as their team member. The accuser says it happened while Ariza was a college football player in 2021 at a Halloween Party.
Besides Matt, two other SDSU alumni, Nowlin Ewaliko and Zavier Leonard were also present in the room that day, accused in the complaint. Now people are questioning why Buffalo added Araiza to their ensemble when there are such serious charges against him.
Jane Doe’s Statement
In an interview with WIVB TV, Jane Doe (the accuser) said, “I don’t understand how they could have done such a horrible and aggressive thing. It just makes me sick.” Plaintiff revealed that the incident happened on October 17, 2021, when she met Ariza at a party at his residence. Doe told that at some point during the party, Araiza led her into a bedroom where at least three other men were already present.
Besides Matt, the names of two other SDSU players are coming forward. As per the accuser, the shameful act continued for an hour, after which she stumbled out of the room bloody and crying and immediately told her friends she had been raped.
What did Matt Araiza’s Attorney Say?
Matt’s defense attorney, Kerry Armstrong, appeared for an interview on CBS 8 San Diego, where he tried to shed light on the case. He said he hired a private investigator who spoke to many people at the gathering that night, including one of her friends. He also claimed that after the investigation findings, it is clear that those allegations are false.
Armstrong added that she told everybody at the party that night that she was 18 and went to Grossmont College, not to Grossmont High School. According to Kerry, Araiza did not give her any intoxicating substance, and there are numerous witnesses lined up to say that she was not slurring, not stumbling, or anything, unlike Doe mentioned in her statement.
The punter’s attorney believes this is a power grab or a money grab on the accuser’s part because Matthias recently joined Bulls, and she sees some dollar signs at the end of the highway.
Childhood of Matt Araiza
Matt Araiza (age 22) took birth on May 16, 2000, in San Diego, California. His father, Rico, is a Mexican who moved to America in the late 80s. According to sources, Matthew excelled at various school track and field events and opted to play football because of his elder brother.
Araiza was in Rancho Bernardo High School when he started playing football. While playing for the school team, he scored 20 goals out of 26 attempts, which was a record. At SDSU, he kept performing splendidly, and in his first game, he scored 10 goals. With time he earned a fanbase, and people started calling him “Punt God” because of his impressive kicking ability.
Picked up by the Bills
In 2021 as a redshirt freshman, he played exceptionally well and won multiple titles, including the Ray Guy Award, Unanimous All-American, and MWC Special Teams Player of the Year. His impressive performance allowed him to become part of the Buffalo Bills.
Sportrac revealed that Bills signed a 4-year contract worth $3,876,148, including a $216k worth bonus and a $216,148 guarantee.
Matt Araiza Q&A
Ques: How old is Matt Araiza?
Ans: 22 (in 2022).
Ques: When was Matt Araiza born?
Ans: May 16, 2000.
Ques: How tall is Matt Araiza?
Ans: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).
Ques: What is Matt Araiza’s net worth?
Ans: USD 2.72 million.
Ques: How much did Buffalo Bills pay Matt Araiza as base salary?
Ans: USD 705,000.
Ques: Is Matt Araiza Mexican?
Ans: His family has Mexican roots.
Ques: Who drafted Matt Araiza?
Ans: Buffalo Bills.