Alvin Kamara is arrested in Las Vegas for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm

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Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been arrested in Las Vegas, following Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

The Las Vegas Police Department has announced that Kamara was taken into custody after a person at a local hospital alleged that the person had been battered at a night club in South Las Vegas.

The incident allegedly happened on Saturday. The victim identified Kamara as the assailant.

Kamara was booked for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Beyond any potential criminal penalties, Kamara will face potential discipline from the NFL under the Personal Conduct Policy.

93 responses to “Alvin Kamara is arrested in Las Vegas for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm

  1. Who thought having a Pro Bowl in Vegas was a good idea? The NFL has two years to find a new venue for the Super Bowl do it now.

  2. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas isn’t always true. This isn’t the first time this year that an NFL player has had an issue in Vegas.

  3. Battery w/ substantial bodily harm. That sounds like the kinda charge that could put a man behind bars for a while.

  4. Anybody with a fully developed pre frontal cortex knew that having professional football in Las Vegas was a bad idea.

  5. Was Vegas such a great idea for the NFL?. Look at the troubles this year. Can’t wait to see the draft with young men about to become super rich at the draft. What could go wrong?

  6. You people saying LV was a bad idea, don’t tell me it’s any less dangerous than OAKLAND!

  7. You people saying LV was a bad idea, don’t tell me it’s any more dangerous than OAKLAND!

  8. I guarantee you Kamara didn’t do anything wrong. The guy probably started something, and he had no idea who he was messing with.

  9. Let’s remember that this is just an allegation at this point. It might well be true, but it also wouldn’t be the first time a pro athlete was essentially defending himself from some yahoo and the yahoo decided to press charges.

  10. NFL players have been arrested in Vegas long before it had a team! Stop being clowns by blaming the city. Trouble can be found in any city!

  11. Vegas was a bad idea. Nothing wrong with Vegas, but young people with money living full time in city like Vegas just isn’t a good mix. And in the first year not covid controlled tightly, it was a pretty bad year for people who live in Vegas.

  12. One has nothing to do with the other, Unless it happens on the field or at the team facility it should be treated as such.

  13. Well that didn’t take long. I was just saying on the story about what a poor game the Pro-Bowl was this year that players used to go to the Pro-Bowl because it was a free trip to Hawaii fir themselves & family. Not the case anymore. Vegas isn’t family friendly & it’s just a matter of time before we have a Vegas PB scandal. Didn’t last a matter of hours.

  14. One of the few high points of taking the New Orleans HC position: gone

    How does the GM sell this team to a potential coach now is beyond me.

  15. I don’t get it, these men have a God given talent and are given such an opportunity with multi million dollar contracts. Their lives are set, yet so many throw it away with criminal activity. I work 2 jobs and my wife puts in major overtime as a CNA and we still struggle. Sure our bills are paid but we will never be as comfortable as these athletes are. Why throw it away by doing something stupid. Talent is amazing, but brains about worthless.

  16. Blaming Vegas is like blaming Guns. It’s the person who is responsible for their own actions. The Nation, heck the World, has nightclubs. There are Casinos across the Nation. Sure; Vegas has grand Casinos, but the monopoly on them has long sinc past.

  17. Another NFL Class Act a comment was made why do something stupid and throw your career away, my response is you can’t fix STUPID

  18. I love the way everyone reads the headline and then piously judges without knowing the facts. Whatever happened to finding out what happened first?

  19. I don’t necessarilly doubt that this happened but I’ve also gained a healthy skepticism of police reports leaked into the media in recent years.

  20. Why can’t you pro athletes just keep to your own business? keep your hands to yourself. You men have it made with your jobs and a great salary. You are set for life and you seem to screw it up. I don’t feel bad for any of you that screw up.

  21. I love how everyone is blaming rhe geography for this.
    Yeah. That is the cause of this. Geography. Geesh.

  22. “Ponto60 says:
    February 6, 2022 at 11:13 pm
    Saints should release him, no excuse for beating someone near to death.”

    If he did it, yes. But this is just an allegation and a lack of witnesses in a place as busy as Vegas is surprising. Maybe give the Saints and police chance to gather some evidence before we hang Kamara out to dry.

  23. So many clowns here. Just because somebody said something doesn’t make it true. The guy could be lying or mistaken or….

  24. 49ersfury says:
    February 6, 2022 at 10:43 pm
    Anybody with a fully developed pre frontal cortex knew that having professional football in Las Vegas was a bad idea.
    I suppose you think that there is nothing to do to get into trouble in any of the othe NFL cities with millions of people. Nope. LV is the only one with alcohol, drugs and gambling. The off season is coming. Wait for other players to have problems in other cities in 3,2,1…

  25. charliecharger says:
    February 6, 2022 at 10:52 pm
    I guarantee you Kamara didn’t do anything wrong


    Is this “guarantee” as good as the one that the Pats would win the AFCE?

  26. I’m neither a Saints nor a Kamara fan. Let’s wait for the rest of the facts. Kamara should know better than to be out clubbing at that hour, but, for all we know, he could have just been defending himself. And, chances are, if you pick a fight with a world class athlete, then you’re going to end up with substantial bodily harm.

  27. andyreidsmustache says:
    February 6, 2022 at 11:29 pm
    One of the few high points of taking the New Orleans HC position: gone

    How does the GM sell this team to a potential coach now is beyond me.


    There wasn’t before, that’s why Payton left. That’s one thing that annoys me. You spend all of the team’s resources to keep trying to win it with Brees the last decade even if it requires borrowing from multiple future years and once the bill comes due, you decide someone else should pay it.

    Wouldn’t want to tarnish the win/loss record or see what kind of coach he is without Brees. Just like other “genius” coaches” he isn’t coaching anywhere without a franchise QB because it would kill his legacy.

  28. bruce4 says:
    February 6, 2022 at 10:42 pm
    Battery w/ substantial bodily harm. That sounds like the kinda charge that could put a man behind bars for a while. Anywhere from 1/5 years if found guilty.

  29. Based on the comments it’s the venue’s fault? I suppose that’s true. It’s not like players get arrested in other cities.

  30. Once the Super Bowl is done I can stop watching NFL NEWS till the draft…..all that will happen before the draft and after is player arrests and bad news.

  31. I’m an old man now, but as a young man I did every stupid thing a young guy could do to throw his life away, a life that was given a head start by a lot of hard work by parents. I was lucky beyond belief. Point is there is a blindness associated with youth that does not acknowledge anything but its own desires. That can be corrected with proper parenting, but if it isn’t, its going to be a long hard road.

  32. Lots of presumptions here. None of us really knows what happened. But lots of big opinions. $2 and an opinion get you a cup of coffee at Starbux.

  33. In Nevada, “Substantial Bodily Harm” includes injuries like cuts that require stitches, broken bones, concussion, and loss of consciousness, among other things.

  34. Too little in the way of info to draw much of a conclusion other than some places are trouble magnets such as night clubs.

  35. February 6, 2022 at 10:42 pm
    “What ever happened to “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”??” Nothing happened to can still happily cheat on your wife or girlfriend there,you can happily lose your life fortune there,you can do most anything there and it will stay in Vegas but when you break the law or commit felonies there as a celebrity the press will find out and print it as they should.

  36. “Vegas isn’t family friendly” Vegas is family friendly now,millions of parents take their kids to Vegas these days for fun,you see kids all over the hotel lobbies if you pay attention.Casinos have spent alot of money making their places family friendly.this isnt your old mob ruled criminal empire anymore,its a vacation mecca.

  37. Hmmm… Jeff Gladney was released by the Vikings after being charged, (but not found guilty) with domestic violence. What are the odds the Saints will do the same for Kamara, after being arrested for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm? 10,000 to 1? 100,000 to 1? Higher?

  38. Let’s see what the facts are. There are lots of punks out there who want to challenge celebrities in public, and there are lots of punks who simply want to prove their manhood and don’t recognize that they are messing with an NFL player who trains year round and plays a violent sport for a living. As Kamara has walked the straight and narrow ever since he arrived in NOLA, and done lots of good in the community with service and monetary contributions, I’m hoping it was simply a case of an attempted provocation by a wanna be tough guy that got out of hand

  39. “Talent is amazing, but brains about worthless.”

    They’re athletes. They don’t go to college to play school, as one once said.

  40. Somebody is maybe gonna get a nice payday from Kamara. At least he’ll be spreading his wealth around, helping others out, he’s caring I think. Good story.

  41. Laughing at everyone saying putting a team in Vegas was a bad idea. Let’s blame the city and not the men making these decisions. Vegas is the greatest city in the world they deserved a team. They have had a hockey team for 3 years now, the hockey players never get in trouble in Vegas

  42. Rumor has it that he caught some jerk trying to roofie some girl and gave the creep the business.

  43. Let justice takes in course and it will. We shall see from we shall see from Roger Goodell and the NFL.

  44. Like the Saints don’t alREADY have enough cap problems, now they’ll have to either wait out his suspension else cut him outright, and I’m sure he won’t be removed from their cap numbers

  45. I’ve casually known a couple professional athletes, and it’s not fair to automatically put this on Kamari. Every time you’re seen in public, some drunk idiot thinks “that guy makes millions..he’s not that tough… I could take him” and you add some booze and there you go. It’s possible someone started it and he finished it. It’s a common tale

  46. These guys will never learn. You gotta stay outta the clubs there’s always somebody willing to take a beating in order to get paid

  47. Anyone who doesn’t believe “geography” has nothing to do w/ it, has never been to Vegas for more than 6 hrs. It is an adult’s playground. And if you are single, it is an adults playground, squared. But if you dont drink, gamble, or look at the opposite sex, you will probably stay out of trouble.

  48. Whew. Good thing they paid him his big contract already. RBs are super hard to find on the cheap.

  49. It is Kamara’s fault. He shouldn’t have put himself in that position to begin with. Why even be at a nightclub in Vegas? Just tempting fate for something bad to happen. If you feel the need to go our hire a couple of body guards to handle your business if someone wants to test you.

  50. I’ve met Kamara on several occasions and he’s been the same chill, nice and humble Kamara. Highly doubt anything happened without someone starting something they clearly couldn’t finish.

  51. detroiter says:
    February 7, 2022 at 1:11 am
    Damn I was hoping Kamara would be trade bait
    What makes you think he’s not trade bait now?

  52. Yeah…
    I’m sure the “victim” was minding his own business, not instigating anything, and was a victim of a random attack. With that being said, Kamara apparently didn’t get Chris Carter’s memo at the Rookie Symposium.

  53. Blaming Vegas is ridiculous! It’s called self will and doing the right thing. They all should follow Carr, Waller,Crosby,Renfros etc lead. Doing the right thing!

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