The NFL suspended New Orleans Saints superstar running back Alvin Kamara on Friday after being linked to an allegation of assault outside a Las Vegas nightclub, according to NFL officials.
NFL officials said Kamala will be suspended for three games starting with the season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 10. Adam Shefter. The suspension was reportedly based on a plea bargain in which Kamala paid 30 hours of community service and $105,000 in medical bills. ESPN.
Source: The NFL is suspending Saints RB Alvin Kamara for three games in 2022 for his role in a brawl outside a Las Vegas nightclub. Kamala agreed to a plea deal in July and was no longer charged with felony charges for her role in a brawl that occurred prior to the Pro Bowl in February 2022. pic.twitter.com/tmEYhB7NnS
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Kamara’s suspension leaves the Saints without a key playmaker to start the new season after a disappointing 7-10 record. 2022-2023 season. Kamala appeared in 15 games in 2022 for 897 yards and two touchdowns, according to the report. pro football reference. (Related article: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh faces four-game suspension ahead of 2023 season for recruiting violations)
Luckily for the Saints, the focus has been on adding depth to their backfield with the signing of Jamal Williams, who led the league with 17 touchdowns last season. ESPN. The Saints have also completed their quarterback lineup, adding Pro Bowler Derek Carr to a four-year deal.
During the hiatus, the Saints will face the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers, who finished .500 or below last season.
The worst-case scenario shows the Saints struggling in all three games and picking up momentum once Kamara returns. Either way, losing a superstar isn’t ideal for a team that can contend for the district title this year.