Alvin Mentian Kamara is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.
He played college football at the University of Tennessee after transferring from the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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Alvin Kamara: Arrested, Injury, Battery Charge, Mug Shot
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested on a battery charge on Sunday in Las Vegas after being accused of injuring someone at a nightclub on the eve of the Pro Bowl, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Police said they were dispatched around 5:50 pm. Local time on Saturday at a hospital where a man reported a battery failure at a nightclub. Police said detectives determined that the victim was beaten up by Kamra.
Kamara was taken into custody without incident, and booked on battery charges at the Clark County Detention Center, after playing 23 yards and taking four catches for the NFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, according to police.
Saints do-it-all running back Alvin Kamara has been out since Week 9 with a knee injury but was reportedly back at practice today. According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, he’s expected to play Sunday against the Jets.
Kamara has missed the team’s last four games, going out during the Nov. 7 loss to the Falcons.
The Saints are now on a five-game losing streak, beginning with that Falcons game. It also coincides with the season-ending injury to quarterback Jameis Winston, which occurred during the Oct. 31 win over the Buccaneers.
Las Vegas police say they were called to a hospital on Saturday night, when the alleged victim reported being injured in an altercation at a nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip.
An investigation led authorities to Kamara, who was taken into custody without incident.
Kamara was booked for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. He remained in jail Sunday night. His bail was set at $5,000 and a court hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon, a jail official said.
Police were called to a nightclub in the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard. Initial reports say, a victim told police they had been battered by New Orleans running back, Alvin Kamara.
Kamara was taken to Clark County Detention Center where he was booked for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.
Jail records report that Kamara’s initial court appearance was set for February 7 at 1:30 p.m.