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Reports: Saints RB Alvin Kamara could play Week 1

Field Level Media
17 Aug 2022, 00:19 GMT+10

While the NFL weighs possible discipline related to assault charges, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara could be available for the regular-season opener.

According to ESPN, the league has "no immediate timetable" for a ruling on any potential suspension or discipline of Kamara, leaving open the possibility he will be on the field Sept. 11 against the host Atlanta Falcons.

Reports in June surfaced that Kamara was expected to be suspended up to six games for off-field conduct violations.

Kamara, 27, was arrested on felony battery charges after a Feb. 5 incident at a Las Vegas nightclub during the NFL's Pro Bowl weekend.

According to police, video evidence shows Kamara punching a man eight times. The alleged victim was knocked unconscious and sustained an orbital fracture to his right eye, police said. After the man fell, he was allegedly stomped on by others in Kamara's group.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons also was arrested on battery charges related to the incident.

Kamara played in the Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas the day after his arrest.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Kamara has rushed for 4,238 yards and 47 touchdowns and caught 373 passes for 3,263 yards and 20 scores in 73 games (45 starts) with the Saints since 2017.

--Field Level Media

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