The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have suspended New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara for three games of the 2023 season. The news was broken to the public by ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter via Twitter/X.
Kamara’s suspension is rooted in his involvement in the 2022 incident at the NFL Pro Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada where he violated the league’s personal conduct policy. The Black and Gold star was charged with a misdemeanor of breach of peace. On July 11th, Kamara pleaded no contest to the charge.
Goodell and Kamara met earlier this week in New York with the five-time Pro Bowler giving his side of the story.
Kamara was ordered to do 30 hours of community service and pay $105,196.17 in medical expenses to the victim as well as was fined another $500.
The first game Kamara will be eligible to be back will be week four when the New Orleans Saints play their division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Caesars Superdome on October 1st.
For the time being, the Saints will look to rely on newcomers on the team like Jamaal Williams, who led the league in rushing touchdowns last season with 17, and a rookie out of TCU that they drafted in the third round in Kendre Miller. Taysom Hill will likely be mixed in the run game too with his 575 yards and seven touchdowns on 96 carries last season.
Kamara apologized prior to the news being broken saying, “I never want to be involved in something where someone gets hurt or severely injured or anything. Poor judgment on my end. Definitely a bad decision.” He also mentioned that “I was completely wrong. I embarrassed the Saints, I embarrassed my family and my mother. I embarrassed myself, embarrassed the city, and the shield, obviously, embarrassed the NFL.”