Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza won't play against the Carolina Panthers tonight.

San Diego County Superior Court yesterday heard a lawsuit filed by Araiza,

In October 2021, teammates are accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl.

It took the Bills less than two hours before kickoff to make this decision.

Araiza was selected by the Bills in the sixth round of this year's draft. 

This season he will start for Buffalo after winning a preseason punting contest.

It was reported by ESPN that the Bills were informed of the lawsuit in late July. 

Neither Buffalo nor the victim have been contacted, according to The Athletic.

The Bills released a statement on Thursday following the lawsuit's public disclosure.

While Araiza won't play tonight, he's in the Bank of America Stadium building.