kamara.jpg
Getty Images

New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara was arrested in Las Vegas just hours after taking part in the 2022 Pro Bowl. Kamara's arrest was for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm following an incident that allegedly took place in a nightclub one day prior.

Officers were dispatched to a hospital early Saturday evening to speak with a victim who reported the battery. An investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department determined that Kamara was the perpetrator. He was taken into custody on Sunday, transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked for battery. Kamara posted bond at 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to court records obtained by NFL.com, and he has a court date set for March 8.

The instance in question took place at 6:30 a.m. local time on Saturday morning, according to a Las Vegas police report obtained by NFL.com. The victim, Darnell Greene, told police that he was waiting for an elevator with a group of people that included the Saints' star running back at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. When an elevator arrived, Kamara allegedly tried to stop Greene from entering the elevator, putting his hand on his chest. Greene said he then pushed Kamara's hand off his chest, and he was then pushed in return. Greene then said he was punched and kicked by multiple members of the group and lost consciousness.

Greene was able to identify Kamara as one of the men who took part in the incident, and surveillance video verifies his recollection. The victim reportedly suffered an orbital fracture that may require surgery. 

Kamara was interviewed by police inside Allegiant Stadium following the Pro Bowl. In the game, he caught four passes for 23 yards in the NFC's 41-35 loss to the AFC. The third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee was playing in his fifth straight Pro Bowl. He recorded 1,337 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns in 2021 despite missing four games due to injury.