A few weeks ago, The Blast reported that NFL‘s New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is being sued for $10 million for an alleged assault incident that took place in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Darnell Greene Jr. filed the lawsuit against Kamara in Orleans Civil District Court on Friday, October 14.
Now, a judge has set a trial date.
Alvin Kamara Faces Lawsuit, Gets Trial Date
In February of this year, Kamara was arrested on battery charges — just a few hours after he played in the NFL Pro Bowl.
The New Orleans Saints running back and his friends allegedly beat a man unconscious outside a Las Vegas nightclub. Three other men were also arrested and charged in connection to the incident. That man, Darnell Greene Jr., is filing a lawsuit.
The lawsuit states Greene ran into Kamara and his three friends when he got into a line for an elevator leaving Drai’s After Hours at Las Vegas’ Cromwell Hotel & Casino.
The running back allegedly blocked Greene from entering the elevator and then proceeded to shove the man into the wall before punching him repeatedly in the face. Greene says he tried to run away, but Kamara chased him down the hall and punch him in the face again.
Greene claims Kamara said, “I connected with the [expletive’s] jaw so hard,” as he got into an SUV with his friends.
According to the lawsuit, Greene suffered with injuries to the neck, back, shoulder, knees and face, including an orbital fracture, from the assault. Included in the lawsuit is a “disturbing picture of what the lawsuit claims were the after-effects in which Greene’s face is bloody and swollen.”
The latest regarding the Kamara lawsuit is in. Although none of the defendants were in court today, November 9, the judge continued the negotiations hearing and the next court date is January 23, 2023.
The judge also set a trial date of March 1, 2023, according to sports anchor Fletcher Mackel.
Will The NFL Take Action?
The NFL has not taken action at this time, especially since Kamara was allowed to play in the Pro Browl despite the organization being aware of the allegations. The NFL has since declined to fine or suspend Kamara at this time.
Now that a trial date has been set, reports continue to state that Kamara will not face a suspension this season, as the trial date s not until after the NFL season ends.
Alvin Kamara is still playing football at this time. So far this season, he has a total of 203 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards in three games. He missed games in Week 3 and 4 due to a rib injury.