According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was taken into custody following Sunday’s Pro Bowl on a charge of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Kamara was taken in without incident, and booked at the Clark County Detention Center. He was later released from custody after posting bond.
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Police say they were dispatched around 5:50 p.m. local time Saturday (the eve of the Pro Bowl) to a hospital where a person had reported a battery at a nightclub. According to the authorities, detectives determined the victim was battered by Kamara.
Details surrounding the alleged incident are scarce. The investigation is ongoing and Kamara has a preliminary court date to enter his plea. What is known is someone ended up in the hospital as a result of battery and Kamara was identified as the person that allegedly committed the battery.
The validity of the statement from the person identifying Kamara is not yet known. Nor is the context to which the alleged incident took place.
Kamara had 1,337 yards from scrimmage and nine TDs this season and was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl in five seasons as a pro. He had four catches for 23 yards for the NFC in Sunday’s loss to the AFC before being arrested.
Kamara has been an excellent player since he stepped into the league in 2017, and he’s been one of the more interesting players as well. Marching to the beat of his own drum and being authentically himself.
“Niggas put on capes in the league,” Kamara said to Bleacher Report in 2018. “They got a character. They got a persona they fulfill, a brand. I don’t see a problem with it. Maximize your pockets. But what I put on, I ain’t gotta put on no cape. I just do what I feel. That’s what draws people. This isn’t an act.”
This is Kamara’s first serious incident involving police. He was charged with a few petty crimes during college, including driving with a suspended permit and not wearing a seatbelt. He also set off fireworks inside his dorm building. Smoke filled the building, setting off fire alarms and bringing the fire department.
While at the University of Alabama Kamara and his teammates purchased BB guns and fired them off randomly around campus, shooting up a pizza driver at a traffic light and a Waffle House window. They also cracked a large panel of the school’s engineering building.
These are very poor lapses in judgment you could chalk up to youthful indiscretions if you take a measured approach. If you choose to be harsher in your review of the situation, you could point to these incidents as signs of things to come.
If Kamara –who according to Field Yates on ESPN, allegedly punched a man eight times in the face before Kamara’s friends pounced on the man sending him to the hospital — actually committed battery then he should face whatever punishment a judge deems appropriate should he be convicted by a jury of his peers.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kamara allegedly put his hand on a man in the elevator, who shoved it off — and then a fight ensued. Kamara punched the man repeatedly, fracturing his orbital bone. The man was then knocked unconscious by Kamara and his friends, who allegedly proceeded to kick the man before they left.
This doesn’t look good for Kamara or his friends. Now we wait and see what additional charges, if any are filed.
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