Las Vegas, NV – Five-time Pro Bowl National Football League player Alvin Kamara was caught on video punching a man about eight times while other men with Kamara stomped on the victim while on the ground in a Las Vegas casino on Feb. 5.
NBC reported that Kamara, who is a running back for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested inside the stadium 18 minutes after the 2022 Pro Bowl ended. Kamara had four receptions for 23 yards and didn’t have a rushing carry in the game.
Police said the victim’s account of what happened was backed up by the video footage, ESPN reported.
The victim, Darnell Greene, said he started a conversation with one person who was part of a group of people waiting for an elevator at a casino at about 6:30 a.m.
When the elevator doors opened, Greene started to walk toward the elevator along with a large group of people but Kamara put his hand on Greene’s chest to stop him, according to ESPN.
Greene pushed Kamara’s hand off his chest and Kamara pushed back, causing Greene to stumble back. Greene was then hit and kicked by multiple people and lost consciousness, ESPN reported.
Video surveillance showed Kamara punched Greene eight times, including three times after he had fallen to the ground. One of men with Kamara stomped on Greene 16 times, according to the police report. The fight broke up when security arrived.
Kamara was charged with battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, according to ESPN. The police report said the victim suffered injuries including an orbital fracture to his right eye.
Kamara has made $20.7 million in salary during his five-year NFL career. He has 4,238 career rushing yards and has 373 receptions for 3,263 yards. Kamara played college football at the University of Tennessee.