New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Chris Lammons of the Cincinnati Bengals have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly assaulting a man at a Las Vegas nightclub in February of 2022.
Kamara and Lammons are among four men being accused of jumping a man named Darnell Greene Jr. on the morning of Feb. 5 prior to the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, according to ESPN. Greene alleges that the four men beat him and stomped on him to the point of unconsciousness. Greene claims to have suffered a fracture to his right orbital bone along with injuries to his back, shoulder, and disc protrusions, the outlet noted.
Kamara and Lammons are facing charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, ESPN reported.
Alvin Kamara, a running back for the New Orleans Saints, and Chris Lammons, a cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals, are facing charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery – substantial bodily harm.
— KALB News Channel 5 (@KALBtv5) February 16, 2023
Kamara’s attorneys said in a statement Thursday that he intends to dispute the charges, ESPN reported.
“The State has avoided a contested preliminary hearing by indicting Mr. Kamara. He intends to vigorously fight the allegations at trial as he was defending himself and others at the time of the incident,” the statement read, according to ESPN. (RELATED: REPORT: Former NFL Star Dead At 40 After Incident In Mental Health Hospital)
Prior to the indictment, Greene sued Kamara for $5 million for damages related to alleged “pecuniary losses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, and past, present, and future medical expenses,” plus an additional $5 million in exemplary damages.
The case will move from the Las Vegas Justice Court to district court on March 2.