League Suspends NFL’s Kamara and Lammons for Three Games

Posted on: August 6, 2023, 01:42h. 

Last updated on: August 6, 2023, 01:42h.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons will miss the first three games of the 2023-24 NFL season after an incident in Las Vegas.

Alvin Kamara
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, pictured above. He was suspended by the NFL for three games following an incident in Las Vegas. (Image: CNN)

On Friday, Kamara, 28, admitted his wrongdoing in the altercation that occurred at Drai’s After Hours, located at the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

“I made a poor judgment call, it was definitely a bad decision, but I take full responsibility as a man,” Kamara said about the assault, according to CNN.

Anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’ve stood by it and I can own up to it. I can admit when I’m wrong, and I was completely wrong. I embarrassed the Saints, my family, my mom, myself, this city, the NFL, and its reputation,” he added.

Despite the suspension, Kamara and Lammons can still participate in preseason practices and games.

Both players will be eligible to return to their respective teams’ active roster on September 25.

The NFL has also determined that both players violated the league’s personal conduct policy.

Plea Agreement

Recently, Kamara and Lammons reached a plea agreement in relation to the violent assault at the casino in February 2022.

Under the agreement, they will each complete 30 hours of community service and pay $105,196.17 in medical bills to the victim, Darnell Greene, reported TMZ.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the defendants pleaded no contest to the criminal charge of breach of peace.

Kamara and three other suspects originally faced more serious charges of battery with substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit battery.

The altercation occurred after Kamara allegedly prevented Greene from entering an elevator outside the nightclub.

Lawsuit Settled

A civil lawsuit filed by Greene against Kamara has also been settled, as reported in the news.

The details of the settlement were not disclosed, but it includes an apology from Kamara to Greene.

“Please accept my sincere apologies for the events of February 5, 2022 in Las Vegas,” Kamara stated. “I am glad that we were able to resolve this unfortunate incident, and I wish you the best for the future.”

Initially, Greene sought over $10 million in damages in the civil court action filed in Louisiana.

Greene claimed he was kicked, punched, and chased, resulting in his head hitting a wall and losing consciousness. He also suffered a “disfiguring facial fracture” and blunt head trauma from the assault, according to court documents.

Two other suspects, Percy Harris and Darrin Young, have also agreed to plea deals, pleading no contest to battery charges. They will each serve 50 hours of community service or pay a $500 fine. As part of the agreement, they are not allowed to visit the Las Vegas Strip for six months.

Earlier this year, the four suspects pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. The incident occurred during Pro Bowl Weekend at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, with Kamara participating in the game.

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