The New York City Jets are exercising previous Expenses punter Matt Araiza, ending up being the first string to host him given that it was exposed he would not deal with charges after being implicated of participation in the supposed gang rape of a 17-year-old female.
Joe Linta, Araiza’s representative, validated the news of Wednesday’s exercise with the Jets to U.S.A. TODAY Sports’ Josh Peter.
ESPN was very first to report the news.
Previously this month, U.S.A. TODAY Sports released a story in which it talked to Araiza and his accuser and likewise got a 101-minute recording of when a San Diego County district attorney consulted with the female and her lawyer. In the recording, the district attorney offers a point-by-point description of why her workplace never ever charged Araiza and others with any criminal offenses The recording recommendations 9 short video of the female’s sexual encounters that night, none of which revealed Araiza, who has actually rejected misdeed.
” I understand the groups understand the real truths,” Araiza informed U.S.A. TODAY Sports then. “They have actually heard the audio. They understand this isn’t real. It’s that we require the general public to comprehend also. Due to the fact that I believe groups have a worry that if they sign me, there will be a bit of reaction due to the fact that the general public has actually been informed things that aren’t real.”
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Linta, stated he has actually sent out the recording to about 20 NFL groups in hopes of getting Araiza’s profession back on track after the Buffalo Expenses launched him amidst the debate last August.
A civil fit submitted in August 2022 in San Diego County Superior Court had actually declared that the then 21-year-old Araiza made love with an inebriated 17-year-old high school senior beyond an off-campus celebration in October 2021 prior to bringing her inside a space where she was supposedly attacked by numerous males for almost 90 minutes.
The San Diego County District Lawyer’s Workplace had actually revealed in December 2022 that “the proof does not support the filing of criminal charges and there is no course to a prospective criminal conviction” versus Araiza and his previous previous San Diego State football colleagues who were likewise implicated.
2 days after the suit was submitted, the Buffalo Expenses launched Araiza Buffalo had actually chosen Araiza in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL draft after he was a first-team All-American and won the Ray Man Award provided to the country’s finest punter.
Simply recently, San Diego State University concluded its internal examination into the occurrence and discovered no misdeed versus Araiza
In April, the Jets signed seasoned punter Thomas Morstead to a 1 year offer worth $1,317,500 with $1,092,500 ensured.
Contributing: Brent Schrotenboer and Josh Peter