Saints running back Alvin Kamara arrested in connection to the beating of a Las Vegas man
Alvin Kamara was arrested on February 6 and charged in connection to the beating of a Las Vegas man. His arrest was made shortly after the NFL Pro Bowl.
Kamara faces charges of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Kansas City Chiefs' cornerback, Chris Lammons, was also arrested in connection to the assault. Arrest warrants were also issued for two other men involved in the incident; Darrin Young and Percy Harris.
The three men involved in the attack face charges of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit battery. If convicted, the charges brought against these men carry a possibility of one to five years in prison and a mandatory fine of $10,000.
According to the victim, Darnelle Greene, he started a conversation with members of Kamara’s group. When trying to board the elevator with them, Greene claims that Kamara shoved him to the ground. Once on the ground, a group of individuals began to hit and kick Greene until he lost consciousness.
Greene was diagnosed with an orbital fracture that may require surgery.
According to the police reports, Kamara claims that Greene called one of his friends ugly and threatened to fight him. After the attack started, Kamara states that he initially got involved because “he saw a fight break out next to him.” Kamara alleges that he did not throw the first punch. Kamara explained that when he thought Greene was fleeing from the fight, he pursued him and punched Greene several times.
The video footage does not support Kamara’s claims that Greene was trying to run away.
Kamara was able to bond out on $5,000 on Sunday, February 6. The initial court date was set for the following day but was postponed until March 8.
It is unclear as to whether or not Kamara faces any penalties or suspension from the NFL.