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Alvin Kamara trouble continues

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara's Pro Bowl battery case sees Las Vegas police arrest two more men with a warrant out for another

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 06: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints and NFC walks the sidelines during the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on February 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-35.   Christian Petersen/Getty
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After the Pro-Bowl game, word came out that Las Vegas police had arrested New Orleans superstar running back Alvin Kamara for beating a man unconscious in a nightclub. Even more bizarre was the way that this arrest took place, with police officers speaking to Roger Goodell and league officials before the game that Kamara was a suspect, and the league’s decision to allow him to play at all.

Perhaps it is not that surprising after all. If the league looked the other way when Ray Lewis was a person of interest in a murder case, why should they act differently for felony battery? The action that was palpably missing from the snooze-fest of a Pro-Bowl “game” showed up in spades behind the scenes.

Kamara is a much-loved figure in New Orleans, one of the few bright spots left in a Saints organization that lost Drew Brees and Sean Payton in successive years. Nobody ever thought that he was an angel, but the details of the assault are sickening, even to the most ardent of his supporters. Kamara and his entourage punched and kicked Darnell Greene 23 times until he was unconscious. CCTV images show Kamara getting in eight punches of his own, including three after the victim was already on the ground.

On Monday, February 14, two further men, Percy Harris and Darrin Young, were arrested for their involvement in the fracas, and a third, Christopher Lammons has a warrant out for his arrest.

Both the Saints organization and the NFL have declined to comment on the matter, other than to confirm the train of events leading up to Kamara’s arrest.

"Our security team was contacted by the police in Las Vegas just prior to the game saying they would like to meet with Alvin after the game and our team made sure that that happened"

Roger Goodell in a news conference

Police allowed Kamara to come to them after playing in the Pro Bowl because he was cooperating, however his later statement was shown to be in conflict with what the CCTV shows.

A tweet that Kamara has pinned to the top of his Twitter feed says, “If you partake in things that suckas do…. You a sucka too.” Maybe Alvin should have paid more attention to his own advice.

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