New Orleans Saints running back, Alvin Kamara, has been handed a three-game suspension by the NFL due to his involvement in a fight outside of a Las Vegas nightclub in 2022. The official announcement was made to Fox News Digital on Friday. Initially facing misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit battery and a felony charge of battery with substantial bodily harm, Kamara later agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of breach of peace as per court records.
In his plea agreement, Kamara will have to complete 30 hours of community service and pay over $100,000 in medical expenses to the alleged victim. He will also face a fine of $500. Taking full responsibility for his actions, Kamara expressed remorse for the harm caused.
The suspension will cause Kamara to miss the first three games of the 2023 NFL season, which includes matches against the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay Packers. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on September 25, just before the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Additionally, Indianapolis Colts cornerback, Chris Lammons, has also received a three-game suspension in connection with the incident. Both Kamara and Lammons will be allowed to participate in all preseason games and practices.
During Kamara’s suspension, the New Orleans Saints will turn to Jamaal Williams and rookie Kendre Miller to fill the void. Kamara expressed confidence in his team’s ability to perform well even in his absence.