As football season rapidly approaches, the New Orleans Saints have been informed that they will be without one of their star players for the first three games.
Following a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been suspended three games for his role in assaulting a person outside a Las Vegas nightclub in February 2022.
“I was completely wrong. I embarrassed the Saints, I embarrassed my family and my mother. I embarrassed myself, embarrassed the city, and the shield, obviously, embarrassed the NFL,” Kamara said of his actions.
Sources: NFL is suspending Saints RB Alvin Kamara 3 games for his role in a fight outside a Las Vegas nightclub in 2022. Kamara reached a plea agreement in July, and no longer is facing a felony charge for his role in the fight that occurred before the Pro Bowl in February 2022. pic.twitter.com/tmEYhB7NnS
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Though Kamara stated the meeting with Goodell went well, the commissioner made clear that a punishment against the five-time Pro Bowl running back was imperative since he violated the league’s personal conduct policy.
Kamara initially faced felony charges of battery with substantial bodily harm and misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit battery. However, he recently reached a plea agreement that reduced his charge to misdemeanor breach of peace.
The deal requires him to complete community service hours and pay just over $100,000 in medical bills to the person injured during the altercation.
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Chris Lammons, who was with Kamara during the nightclub incident, was also suspended for three games for his involvement.