Alvin Kamara indicted by grand jury on battery charges from Feb. 2022 incident
Alvin Kamara was one of four men indicted by a grand jury in Clark County for allegedly assaulting a man at a Las Vegas nightclub in February 2022.
Kamara, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons, and 2 other men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Kamara’s attorney said in a statement provided to ESPN that he intends to “vigorously” fight the allegations on the basis that Kamara was defending himself and others on the night in question.
A district court date was set for March 2, as the criminal case now bypasses Las Vegas Justice Court as a result of the indictment, according to 8 News Now.
The former Tennessee running back was arrested in February of 2022, shortly after the 2022 Pro Bowl, for an alleged bar fight the night before that sent one man to a local hospital in the area.
That man, Darnell Greene Jr., filed a civil lawsuit against Kamara in October. In it, Greene alleged that Kamara and the other three men indicted beat him and stomped on him when he was unconscious outside the nightclub.
Greene’s lawsuit asks for a jury trial and damages of no less than $10 million. It seeks $5 million in actual damages for “pecuniary losses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, and past, present, and future medical expenses” and $5 million in exemplary damages.
The NFL said in a statement it continues “to monitor all legal developments in the matter which remains under review of the personal conduct policy.”
Kamara has yet to receive any kind of punishment from the NFL relating to the incident. He just completed his 6th season in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. In 15 games during the 2022 season (13 starts), he rushed for 897 yards, added another 490 receiving yards, and scored 4 total touchdowns.