New Orleans Saints' running back Alvin Kamara pleads not guilty to charges in Las Vegas nightclub assault case
NEW ORLEANS, LOUSIANA: Alvin Kamara, a running back for the New Orleans Saints superstar, entered a not-guilty plea to all charges in the Las Vegas nightclub assault case. On March 2, Kamara and the other three suspects in the case made their court appearances for arraignment.
The trial is scheduled to take place on July 31 which falls during Saints training camp. He wore all black and reportedly said very few words during the hearing, TMZ reported.
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Cincinnati Bengals Chris Lammons also pleads not guilty
Conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in significant bodily harm are the charges brought against Alvin Kamara, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons, and two other men Darrin Christopher Young and Percy Ahmaad Harris. Lammons also pleaded not guilty to the charges at the hearing.
The alleged attack happened outside a Las Vegas nightclub during Pro Bowl weekend in February 2022. It is reported that he attacked a man inside The Cromwell Hotel and Casino. Darnell Greene, the alleged victim, filed a complaint, alleging that Kamara assaulted him after they argued about using the elevator outside the hotel's well-known Drai's Nightclub.
What happened in the nightclub
The surveillance footage which is being used as a piece of evidence in the case from the nightclub obtained by various outlets shows Kamara putting his hand on the alleged victim's chest to stop him from stepping toward an elevator. Darnell Greene moves Kamara's hand away after which Kamara and another person identified as Lammons hit him.
As Greene tries to run, Kamra chases him down the hall and knocks him to the ground unconscious. Defendants then allegedly stomped on his face, chest, and legs, leaving him with facial fractures and injuries to his head, knees, and arms, a report in the 4WWL mentions. Lammons was with the Kansas City Chiefs at the time.
Footage from inside the Limo that picked up the football player and the group from the hotel garage to Vdara hotel shows Kamara admitting to punching someone at a Las Vegas nightclub in February 2022. “I connected with the A*******’s jaw so hard,” Kamara can be heard saying in a copy of the video.
Kamara, Lammons, Young, and Harris each face charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. One of the suspects, Percy Harris, is identified in court documents as Kamara’s manager.