New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has agreed not to plead trespassing charges over his involvement in a 2022 fight in Las Vegas, according to court documents.
Kamara and three other men were initially charged with conspiracy to cause physical harm and aggravated assault. Kamara will not be charged with a crime again after accepting the plea deal, his attorney David Chesnoff confirmed Tuesday.
Kamara will do 30 hours of community service and pay the alleged fight victim $105,000 for medical bills.
“Alvin is glad this matter is behind him and looks forward to a successful NFL season,” Chesnoff said in a statement.
Kamara and three other men, including free agent cornerback Chris Lammons, were arrested on battery charges after they were accused of injuring a man outside a nightclub on the eve of the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas on Feb. 6, 2022. Kamara played in the Pro Bowl and was taken into custody afterwards.
All four men were indicted by a grand jury on February 16, 2023 after hearings on the case continued several times throughout 2022. Kamara was also sued in civil court by the alleged victim, who filed a lawsuit against him in Louisiana last October.
The alleged victim, Darnell Greene Jr., accused Kamara and the other men of hitting and then stomping on him while he was unconscious.
While Greene initially sought $10 million in damages from Kamara, a dismissal notice in a Louisiana court last November said the lawsuit was never officially served on Kamara. The two men reached a private settlement on July 10, according to Greene’s attorney, Tony Buzbee.
buzzbee said on his Instagram account that the settlement also included a public apology from Kamara.
“Please accept my sincere apologies for the events of February 5, 2022 in Las Vegas,” the apology read. “I am pleased that we were able to put this unfortunate incident behind us and wish you all the best for the future.”
Following the grand jury’s indictment in February, the four men were due to be tried by jury on July 31, but Kamara’s performance has now been canceled due to his plea deal.
The NFL released a statement Tuesday that said, “We have been closely monitoring all developments on the matter, which is still under review.”
The NFL lists assault/assault as a form of prohibited conduct in its official conduct policy and says any player found engaging in such conduct may be subject to a disciplinary sanction, even if there is no criminal conviction.
“It’s not enough to just avoid being convicted of a crime,” states the league’s policy. “We all have higher standards and we need to behave responsibly, promote NFL values and be lawful. Players who have been convicted of a criminal offense or who are the subject of criminal proceedings… are concerned.” Discipline.”