Report: The NFL is still investigating the Alvin Kamara incident
The NFL is still monitoring Alvin Kamara’s legal status arising from his arrest for battery charges in Las Vegas in February, ESPN reported Saturday.
The New Orleans Saints running back has a court date Aug. 1 and could potentially be suspended by the league under the personal conduct policy.
Sources told ESPN that there is no firm timeline for an NFL disciplinary decision, meaning Kamara could be available for the Sept. 11 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons unless he is paid in via the commissioner’s exemption list vacation shifted.
Kamara, who turns 27 on Monday, was arrested on battery-related charges after a Feb. 5 incident at a Las Vegas nightclub during NFL Pro Bowl weekend.
According to police, video evidence shows Kamara hitting a man eight times. The alleged victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a fractured orbital socket in his right eye, police said. After the man fell, he was allegedly kicked by others in Kamara’s group.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons was also arrested on battery charges.
Kamara was playing the Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas the day after the incident.
Kamara, a five-time Pro Bowl pick, has rushed for 4,238 yards and 47 touchdowns since 2017 and has 373 passes for 3,263 yards and 20 points in 73 games (45 starts) with the Saints.
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