Saints RB Alvin Kamara sued for $10 million over alleged battery in Las Vegas
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is being sued for $10 million over a February incident in which he and his friends allegedly beat a man unconscious outside a Las Vegas nightclub.
That man, Houston resident Darnell Greene Jr., filed the lawsuit against Kamara in Orleans Civil District Court on Friday, according to nola.com.
Kamara was arrested on battery charges on Feb. 6, hours after he had played in the Pro Bowl. Among the three other men involved in the alleged attack on Greene was Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons, who was also charged in connection to the incident.
All four men are still reportedly facing criminal charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery with substantial bodily harm in connection, but now Kamara has a financial component to worry about.
Man claims Saints RB Alvin Kamara and friends broke his orbital bone
According to nola.com, Greene's lawsuit alleges he encountered Kamara and his three friends when he joined a line for an elevator as he was leaving Drai's After Hours at Las Vegas' Cromwell Hotel & Casino.
Kamara allegedly blocked Greene's entry into the elevator, then shoved him into a wall and punched him in the face repeatedly. Greene reportedly began to run away, but Kamara allegedly chased him down the hall and continued to punch him.
Greene alleges Kamara said, "I connected with the [expletive's] jaw so hard," as he got into an SUV with his friends.
The lawsuit claims the attack left Greene with injuries to the neck, back, shoulder, knees and face, including an orbital fracture. The file also includes a disturbing picture of what the lawsuit claims were the aftereffects in which Greene's face is bloody and swollen.
Nola.com reports that Kamara said in an interview with police that Greene called one of Kamara's friends ugly. Per the police report, surveillance video showed Kamara was not the first person to throw a punch, but he allegedly joined and hit Greene several times. Kamara allegedly continued to punch Greene after he fell to the ground, while the other three stomped on his face, chest and legs.
The lawsuit reportedly claims a friend told Kamara, “You trippin', bruh, you can’t be doing s*** like that. All you gotta do is be like aye,” to which Kamara allegedly replied, “I know, bro, but you know I can’t stop.”
NFL has held off on action against Alvin Kamara
The Kamara battery case has mostly flown under the radar nationally, and much of that is thanks to a lack of action on the NFL's part.
The league reportedly allowed Kamara to play in the Pro Bowl despite knowing about the allegations and has since declined to fine or suspend Kamara while waiting for the criminal charges to play out. Kamara's next hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Kamara is still playing football, having totaled 203 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards in three games this season. He missed games in Week 3 and 4 with a rib injury.