The NFL is still monitoring Alvin Kamara’s legal situation stemming from his February arrest on battery charges in Las Vegas, ESPN reported Saturday.
The New Orleans Saints running back has an Aug. 1 court date and potentially could be suspended by the league under the personal conduct policy.
Sources told ESPN that there is no firm timeline on a disciplinary decision by the NFL, meaning Kamara could be available for the Sept. 11 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons unless he is placed on paid leave via the commissioner’s exempt list.
Kamara, who turns 27 on Monday, 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 was also arrested on battery charges.
Kamara played in the Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas the day after the incident.
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