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Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza sits out preseason finale in wake of gang rape lawsuit

Buffalo Bills rookie punter Matt Araiza, who was accused in a lawsuit Thursday of gang raping a 17-year-old girl when he was at San Diego State last year, did not dress for Friday night's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

In a statement released during the game, Araiza said "the facts of the incident are not what they are portrayed in the lawsuit or in the press. I look forward to quickly setting the record straight."

Araiza was not seen on the sideline to start the game, although he did travel with the team to Charlotte, North Carolina.