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Matt Araiza's Accuser Goes Public With Her Claims

She speaks to ABC News

(Newser) - Matt Araiza, dubbed the "Punt God" after an 82-yard punt kick in his debut with the Buffalo Bills, was let go by the team last week after he was accused in a civil lawsuit of participating in a gang rape. "Our culture in Buffalo is more important than...

Lawsuit Raises Ugly Allegations About NFL Rookie
Rookie NFL Punter
Is Cut After Rape Allegation

Rookie NFL Punter Is Cut After Rape Allegation

Buffalo Bills release Matt Araiza, accused of assaulting a teen girl last year

(Newser) - Update: A rookie NFL punter is out of a job after being accused of rape by a teenager. The Buffalo Bills released 22-year-old Matt Araiza on Saturday, two days after a civil suit accused him and two other members of last year's San Diego State football team of raping...

Buffalo Taxpayers Will Pay Record Sum for NFL Stadium

$850M in public money will go to project, which will keep team in area for 30 years

(Newser) - It looks like the Bills will be playing football in Buffalo for another three decades under a new deal with some eye-popping figures. Local taxpayers will shell out $850 million toward construction of a new stadium, which Politico reports is a record sum of public money for an NFL arena....

Buffalo Bills Have Fans Arrested Over Their Vaccine Cards

Amber Naab, 37, and Michael Naab, 34, allegedly used fake ones

(Newser) - They watched the Buffalo Bills trounce the New England Patriots—and it might cost them. A New York couple who attended the Jan. 15 wild card game allegedly used fake vaccination cards to do so. USA Today reports Amber Naab, 37, and Michael Naab, 34, were charged Tuesday with one...

Chiefs Fans Redirect Donations to Buffalo

Gifts change direction when Kansas City learns about Bills fans' tradition of giving

(Newser) - Their team was 6 points better than Buffalo on Sunday, but Kansas City Chiefs fans are nonetheless taking a page out of the Bills' playbook. Buffalo's fans have a tradition of donating en masse to a charity chosen by their opponent. After the Chiefs' wild 42-36 playoff win Sunday...

A Game for the Ages Sparks Call for Rule Change
A Game
for the Ages
Sparks Call
for Rule Change

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A Game for the Ages Sparks Call for Rule Change

Chiefs beat the Bills in OT, and Buffalo didn't get a chance to touch the ball

(Newser) - All four NFL playoff games over the weekend were decided on the final play, but it's how the last game finished that has a lot of sportswriters agitated. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in overtime, and critics say the league's OT rules badly need...

Buffalo Bills Fans Flood Charity of Rival QB Who Got Hurt

They're giving to Blessings in a Backpack, supported by Baltimore's Lamar Jackson

(Newser) - Buffalo Bills fans might be making Saturday's playoff defeat of the Baltimore Ravens a little easier to take for the Ravens' star quarterback, Lamar Jackson. Bills fans have been donating en masse to Jackson's favorite charity, an outfit called Blessings in a Backpack , reports ESPN . As of Sunday...

Pilot Reveals His Team Loyalty in Unusual Fashion
Guess Which Team
This Pilot Likes

Guess Which Team This Pilot Likes

He completes a rather complicated Bills logo in the sky over Buffalo

(Newser) - Pilots have been known to get creative with their flight paths, sometimes to convey a friendly message and sometimes for, er, less noble purposes . On Friday, a pilot in Buffalo used a flight to celebrate his beloved Bills, reports WGRZ . Flight-tracking radar via FlightAware shows his small plane etching the...

After Jets' Kicker Bombs, Fans Turn to Carli Lloyd

Women's soccer star lives nearby, and she's proven she can boot long field goals

(Newser) - Remember when US soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp last month and kicked a 55-yard field goal ? If not, just know that New York Jets fans do. And after the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills Sunday 17-16—thanks in part to two missed...

Long-Suffering Bills Fan Gets Even in His Obituary

Lee Merkel wants players to be pall bearers to 'let him down one last time'

(Newser) - Talk about a parting shot. Lifelong Buffalo Bills fan Lee Merkel, who died Sunday at 83, stipulated that his obituary include the line: "Lee has requested six Buffalo Bills players as pall bearers so they can let him down one last time," according to WKBW . Calling it "...

NFL Player Retires in Middle of Game

Vontae Davis says he suddenly realized he 'shouldn't be out there'

(Newser) - Pro athletes often say their bodies will tell them when it's time to retire. For Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills, that time was in the middle of a game. The cornerback stunned teammates by abruptly retiring from the NFL at halftime Sunday, when the Bills were down 28-6...

Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?
Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in
Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?
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Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?

The Super Bowl losses didn't help the mindset of the 'superfan,' theorizes Sam Anderson

(Newser) - "I am not saying that Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City in 1995 because the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row," writes Sam Anderson at Politico . That would be "absurd." But in his lengthy piece, Anderson makes the case that the Bills' misfortune might...

2 NFL Brothers' 'Bizarre' Fight: 'I'm Going to Fight for Jesus'

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones arrested for felony vandalism after incident with Vikings' Cayleb Jones

(Newser) - A fight between brothers isn't all that uncommon. But you don't often see one arrested for felony vandalism, especially when the brothers are players for two different NFL teams. TMZ has video of the "bizarre naked struggle" Monday night between 22-year-old Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones and...

The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of...

NFL Player Takes 500-Mile Uber Ride to Get to Practice

The damage: a $632 fare and $300 tip

(Newser) - This is the story of two men ridiculously committed to their respective jobs. On Sunday, Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright's flight was late getting into Chicago and he missed his connecting flight to New York, the Buffalo News reports. Wright had to be in Buffalo for (voluntary) practice by...

Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year

San Francisco 49ers QB's reaction: 'Let's go'

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, though not for anything related to his national anthem protests . Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills—a role he hasn't held since last November, NFL.com reports. The controversial player has...

2 Bills Players Miss Team Bus, Catch an Uber to Stadium

Jerry Hughes, Zach Brown document escapade on Instagram

(Newser) - What to do when your team bus leaves without you? For two members of the Buffalo Bills, Uber provided the answer on Sunday, reports the AP . Linebacker Jerry Hughes posted a video on Instagram showing him and linebacker Zach Brown in a car, supposedly en route to M&T Bank...

23-Year-Old Leaves NFL Over Concussions

AJ Tarpley is walking away to preserve his health

(Newser) - A 23-year-old is walking away from the NFL because of concussions. AJ Tarpley, a second-year linebacker on the Buffalo Bills, announced on Instagram Wednesday that he's had four concussions, two of them suffered last season, and has decided "after months of introspection" and research to retire from the...

The NFL Has Its First Full-Time Female Coach

Buffalo Bills make history with hire of Kathryn Smith

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills made a power run through a glass ceiling on Wednesday by hiring Kathryn Smith, the first full-time female member of coaching staff in NFL history. Smith, who has worked in the NFL since 2003 and joined the Bills last year as an administrative assistant to head coach...

Buffalo Bills' 'Home Game' Won't Be in NY

It moves to Detroit; snow is too much as death toll reaches 12

(Newser) - Things were so desperate in Buffalo this week that the hometown Bills made a plea for fans to come and shovel out their stadium. But with yet more snow falling yesterday in suburban Orchard Park, where the team plays, reality has set in: The NFL is moving this week's...

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