New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara anticipates being handed a suspension for his role in the February 2022 fight in Las Vegas that culminated in a plea deal, but the length of the ban could hinge on his meeting with Roger Goodell
Kamara indicated he's set to meet with the NFL commissioner to tell his side of the story of what transpired last year at the Las Vegas nightclub. Kamara pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of breach of peace earlier this month, avoiding trial in the case in which a man was beaten
Kamara had been charged with a felony. Kamara was sentenced to community service and will have to pay $100,000 to the victim for medical bills. Kamara also reached a civil settlement with the victim, Darnell Greene Jr., which included a public apology
But now he has to plea with Goodell, a meeting Kamara requested
"I think Alvin really wants to get out ahead of this and have a chance to visit with Roger and kind of give him his side of the story," Saints coach Dennis Allen said Monday. "And look, at the end of the day, I think part of it is, 'Let's get some resolution with where we're at and move forward.' I think Alvin is looking forward to putting this behind him and focusing in on what he has to do to be the best he can for our team this season.
The incident occurred at Drai's After Hours nightclub, located in the basement of the Cromwell Hotel
Kamara, 27, appeared in 15 games (13 starts) and ran for 897 yards and two touchdowns in 2022. The five-time Pro Bowl selection added 57 catches for 490 yards and two TDs
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