Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints has denied a report that he faces a six-game suspension this season.
The New Orleans Saints are preparing to return to the playoffs after missing out last season. When running back Alvin Kamara is on the field, their chances improve automatically. However, there is a chance that he will miss some time during the upcoming season.
According to a league source, Alvin Kamara is “bracing for a suspension of at least six weeks” for the 2022 season under the personal conduct policy as a result of his arrest on Pro Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.
Kamara has since responded to the report on Twitter as follows:
Alvin Kamara has denied reports that he faces a six-week suspension
The incident occurred during Pro Bowl weekend, when he was involved in a fight at a nightclub. He was arrested at Allegiant Stadium after the game and charged with “battery resulting in substantial bodily harm,” which is a felony. Kamara was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
On August 1, Kamara will face a hearing on the battery charges.
Kamara rushed for 898 yards and four touchdowns on 240 carries last season while also catching 47 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns on 67 targets.
The Saints enter the season without head coach Sean Payton, who retired this offseason. Dennis Allen, the defensive coordinator, has taken his place. Saints fans must now wait and see if the team’s star running back will miss time this season due to suspension.
On Twitter, Kamara decided to dispute the league’s report that he was preparing for a minimum six-week suspension.