Saints' Alvin Kamara Facing $10M Civil Lawsuit over Alleged Assault and Battery

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVOctober 14, 2022

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 11: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints lines up during the second half of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is facing a civil lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a man in Las Vegas during Pro Bowl weekend in February.

According to 8NewsNow, the lawsuit was filed by Darnell Greene Jr. in Louisiana on Friday.

Greene said Kamara punched him multiple times, causing him to suffer "'severe' injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, knees and face," per Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

Greene's attorney is Tony Buzbee, who represented 25 women who filed civil lawsuits against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson accusing him of sexual assault or misconduct during massage therapy sessions.

Greene's suit states he is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages and at least $5 million in punitive damages from Kamara.

Kamara was arrested in Las Vegas after taking part in the Pro Bowl on Feb. 6, one day after the alleged assault took place.

Following his arrest, Kamara was charged with battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, meaning he faces a civil suit in addition to criminal charges.

Hearings for Kamara's criminal case have been postponed multiple times. Most recently, the hearing was delayed for another month in late September.

The 27-year-old Kamara is in his sixth NFL season, all of which have been spent with the Saints. The five-time Pro Bowler and 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has rushed for 203 yards while catching 11 passes for 110 yards in three games this season.