SDSU Athletic Director Wicker Defends Rape Case Response

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San Diego State University athletic director JD Wicker and Aztecs head football coach Brady Hoke walked out of a news conference Monday after making their opening statement about the alleged gang rape of a minor by football players last October.

As reported by local Fox affiliate KSWB, Wicker and Hoke were hoping to answer questions about their opening game and the debut of 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium during the news conference. Instead, they were repeatedly asked about an investigation into the allegation that three SDSU football players at the time, including All-American punter Matt Araiza, gang raped a 17-year-old. The incident made national headlines in recent days after a civil lawsuit was filed by the alleged victim and NFL rookie Araiza, Buffalo's sixth-round draft choice, was released by the Bills as a result.

Related: Bills, Aztecs Distance Selves from Accused in Rape Case

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