New Orleans Saints working again Alvin Kamara has been suspended for 3 video games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he pleaded no contest to expenses stemming from a fight in Las Vegas, the league announced Friday.
Kamara, 28, said Friday on the Saints’ training camp media availability that he takes responsibility for his half in the incident in February 2022 when a person alleged they were battered at a nightclub.
“Poor judgment on my finish, undoubtedly a bad decision, but I’m a man,” Kamara told reporters on the team’s services in Metairie, Louisiana. “Anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’ve stood on and I can take accountability for. I can say when I’m mistaken, and I was fully incorrect. Embarrassed the Saints, embarrassed my household and my mother, embarrassed myself, embarrassed this metropolis and the shield, clearly, embarrassed the NFL.”
Kamara, together with three different males, together with Indianapolis Colts cornerback Christopher Lammons, had been arrested in February 2022 by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. They were charged earlier this yr. Lammons has additionally been suspended three games for his role within the incident.
According to on-line courtroom data, Kamara in July entered a “no contest” plea to a misdemeanor breach of peace charge and agreed to a $500 nice, reimbursement of medical bills to the victim and 30 hours of group service.
Kamara’s attorney, David Chesnoff, confirmed particulars of the sentence however didn’t provide additional remark.
CNN has reached out to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in regards to the case.
On Friday, Kamara advised reporters he met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York a day prior and mentioned the discussion went well.
He stated the incident and authorized bother have affected him mentally, monetarily and with friendships for the last 17 months.
“I’m not glossing over the state of affairs and downplaying it in any means,” he mentioned. “It was poor judgment on my end, and it was obviously unlucky. It’s just got to be a thing where I’m mature, take ownership of it and make higher choices.”
Kamara might be eligible to return in the team’s Week 4 matchup in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He is getting into his seventh season in the NFL after being drafted by the Saints within the third spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee.
Kamara, who was named to his fifth profession Pro Bowl last season, rushed for 897 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games played.