NFL’s Alvin Kamara, Chris Lammons Get Plea Deal for Casino Assault
Posted on: July 19, 2023, 06:16h.
Last updated on: July 20, 2023, 04:53h.
Two well-known professional football players will avoid jail time after they reached a plea agreement for an assault last year of a third man at a Las Vegas casino.
Under the deal, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons both will complete 30 hours of community service, according to recent reports. The two men will also pay the victim, Darnell Greene, $105,196.17 for medical bills, according to TMZ.
The defendants recently pleaded no contest to the criminal charge of breach of peace, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Kamara and three other suspects originally were charged with the more severe crimes of battery with substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit battery for the incident at Drai’s After Hours, located at the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
The violence unfolded after Kamara allegedly kept Greene from entering an elevator outside the nightclub.
It remains unclear how long the NFL will suspend Kamara for, given the incident. He may be ordered to sit out somewhere between four and six football games, according to recent reports.
A civil lawsuit filed by Greene against Kamara was also settled, news reports revealed.
Details of the settlement weren’t released. But the settlement included an apology from Kamara to Greene.
Please accept my sincere apologies for the events of February 5, 2022 in Las Vegas,” Kamara stated. “I am happy that we were able to get on the other side of this unfortunate incident, and I wish you the best for the future.”
Greene initially sought more than $10M in the civil court action filed in Louisiana.
Greene claimed he was kicked, punched, and chased. His head also hit a wall during the confrontation, and he fell and lost consciousness, he claimed. Greene also suffered a “disfiguring facial fracture” and blunt trauma to his head from the assault, according to court documents.
Two other suspects, Percy Harris and Darrin Young, also agreed to plea deals where they pleaded no contest to battery. Each will serve 50 hours of community service or pay a $500 fine. Under the deal, they won’t go to the Las Vegas Strip for six months.
‘Beaten Almost to Death’
Earlier this year, the four suspects pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm for the attack. The incident occurred during Pro Bowl Weekend, at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, with Kamara participating in the game.
Tony Buzbee, a Texas-based attorney who represented Greene, called the attack “an unprovoked beating of an innocent man by a group of men led by Mr. Kamara.
“Mr. Greene was only trying to get on an elevator and was beaten almost to death,” Buzbee added.
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