New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested by the Las Vegas Police Department on charges of battery resulting in bodily harm on Sunday after the Pro Bowl.
According to the LVPD’s official press release, officers were dispatched to a nearby hospital at 5:50 p.m. PT on Saturday afternoon. The victim reported being attacked at a Las Vegas nightclub by the Saints running back. After the officers’ investigation, the victim later identified the perpetrator as Kamara. He was taken into custody by Clark County for battery on Sunday evening.
The investigation is still ongoing. Kamara is reportedly being held on $5,000 bail. His first scheduled court appearance will be on Monday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. PT.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara arrest details
Kamara is being charged with a felony. This was the Saints running back’s fifth trip to the Pro Bowl in his NFL career out of Tennessee by way of Alabama. Up to this point of his career, he has been a perennial Pro Bowler every season since the Saints used their third-round selection on the versatile tailback in the 2017 NFL Draft. This is the latest sign of trouble in the Saints offseason.
With long-time head coach Sean Payton opting for retirement and the Saints having no long-term future at the quarterback position, they could be heading toward a rebuild. New Orleans has the worst salary cap situation in the league. Now that arguably their best player is facing felony charges for battery with substantial bodily harm, it is only getting worse.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported a few more details regarding Kamara’s arrest in Las Vegas.
Rapoport’s details come from the Las Vegas Police Department. They allege Kamara and three of his friends were involved in a fight with a man by the name of Darnell Green coming off an elevator.
The Las Vegas Police Department says Kamara put his hand on Green before having his hand shoved off. This resulted in a fight where Kamara punched Green in the face, breaking his orbital bone, among other things. Once the victim was on the ground, it is alleged Kamara and his friends then proceeded to kick Green repeatedly. More information could come out after the hearing.
This is a developing story and there will be more fallout in the coming days and weeks.