New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was indicted Thursday by a Clark County, Nevada grand jury in an alleged assault on February 5, 2022 in Las Vegas along with Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons and two other men.
Kamara, Lammons and co-defendants Darrin Young and Percy Harris were charged with conspiracy to commit battery and battery involving substantial bodily harm against alleged victim Darrell Greene Jr. A district court date has been set for March 2 as the criminal case is now being evaded in the Las Vegas Justice Court as a result of the indictment, according to KLAS-TV.
“The state avoided a contested preliminary hearing by charging Mr. Kamara,” Kamara’s attorneys, Drew Findling, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement obtained by NFL Media. “He intends to vigorously combat the allegations at trial as he was defending himself and others at the time of the incident.”
Kamara, 27, and the other defendants were arrested on February 6, 2022, and the alleged incident occurred during the 2022 Pro Bowl weekend.
According to an initial police report, Greene told Las Vegas Metro Police that he was waiting for an elevator with a group of people that included the alleged attackers at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on the morning of February 5, 2022. Afterwards, as the elevator doors opened, Kamara allegedly placed his hand on Greene’s chest, preventing him from entering the elevator.
Greene said he pushed Kamara away and was then pushed hard. Greene said he was then punched by Lammons and kicked by several people and lost consciousness. He identified Kamara as one of the men who had hit him.
According to the police report, surveillance video confirms Greene’s account. The video shows Greene being attacked by the four suspects, including Kamara, according to the report.
According to the police report, Greene suffered a fractured orbital socket in his right eye.
Greene has also filed a civil lawsuit in Louisiana seeking $10 million in damages and a jury trial.
Kamara just completed his sixth season in the NFL with the Saints, who selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kamara is a five-time Pro Bowler with 8,888 career scrimmage yards and 71 total touchdowns.
Lammons, 27, started his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018 before playing with the Saints and Miami Dolphins. He played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before being released after the divisional round this year. He was recently claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals and has played in 42 career games.