Alvin Kamara Arrested on Battery Charges After Allegedly Punching Man Eight Times in Las Vegas Hotel (UPDATE)

Alvin Kamara, running back for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday on charges of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.

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UPDATED 12/29, 5:00 p.m. ET: Alvin Kamara allegedly punched a man eight times before he was arrested, TMZ reports. According to police, there’s video of the alleged assault.

The alleged victim, who was attacked by Kamara inside a Vegas hotel, suffered a broken orbital and other serious injuries, per TMZ. The police report says Kamara and four others beat the man because he disrespected someone in their group, according to Kamara himself.

“Alvin Kamara has gained a well-deserved reputation for being a hard-working and community minded individual,” Kamara’s attorneys said in a statement. “The recent Las Vegas allegations are not consistent with who Mr. Kamara has shown himself to be in both his public and private life. Therefore, we are conducting our own investigation into all of the circumstances and individuals associated with this matter to determine both the facts and motivations of all involved.”

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Alvin Kamara, running back for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday on charges of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. He was in town to play in the Pro-Bowl.

Las Vegas Metro Police responded to an incident around 5:50 p.m. Saturday night, per 8 New Now, after a victim in a hospital reported that they were battered at a nightclub in the South Las Vegas Boulevard area. Kamara was then identified by authorities as a suspect, arrested, and is being held at Clark County Detention Center. 

Battery resulting in substantial bodily harm is a felony in the state of Nevada, according to TMZ, meaning Kamara could face several years in jail if convicted. 

The investigation into the alleged battery is still ongoing, and local news station KSNV reports that Kamara is now scheduled to appear in court Monday. Metro police are urging anyone with information about the matter to get in contact with the department’s Patrol Detectives. 

Kamara is a five-time Pro Bowler and became the second player in league history to score six rushing touchdowns in one game. He was named offensive rookie of the year in 2017.

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