DATs DAVIS: Plaintiff Seeks More Than $10 Million In Damages In Civil Battery Case Against Alvin Kamara

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The New Orleans Saints are preparing for a pivotal, week six game at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Saints are currently 2-3 and a win brings the team not only back up to .500, but also keeps its playoff hopes alive in the NFC. A win will place the team one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are preparing to face a Pittsburgh Steelers team that is both thin in the secondary and starting a rookie quarterback in Kenny Pickett. The final practice of the week has wrapped up.

Unfortunately, no Michael Thomas (toe) or Jarvis Landry (rib) with the status of rookie receiver Chris Olave (concussion) up in the air. Starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) is looking to be ruled out for this Sunday as well. With all of these injuries with the Saints creating obstacles on the field, a reminder has come up regarding running back Kamara, who does not have an injury designation, that there are also problems off the field they must be prepared for.

According to Saints reporter John Hendrix, the legal case against the running back was filed on Friday. Darnell Greene Jr., the man who accused Kamara of battering him, is reportedly seeking compensatory and punitive damages in an amount of over $10 million. The suit was filed in Orleans Parish civil district court, and Greene has requested a jury trial. The National Football League will continue to monitor the situation until the legal matter is resolved, but a 2022 suspension for the running back no longer seems “unlikely”.

Kamara was arrested in Las Vegas, after playing in the Pro Bowl. He was arrested for alleged battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, a felony. The incident, which locals say happened at Drai’s nightclub at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, occurred on a Saturday at 5:50pm. However, police did not arrest Kamara until that Sunday, after he played in the Pro Bowl, for reasons unknown. Houston attorney Tony Buzbee has taken on the case to be Greene’s representative.

Buzbee is the attorney that represented more than twenty women who accused Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct. Ultimately, the majority of those women agreed to a settlement with Watson. Buzbee also represented about thirty women who reportedly settled with the Houston Texans football club in relation to their claims concerning Watson. Buzbee stated that the attack on Greene was “ extremely violent” and called upon the league to act, saying:

“The attack on Mr. Greene was unprovoked and extremely violent. We call on the appropriate authorities to exact swift punishment against all parties involved in the attack. We also encourage the NFL to take immediate action. As appropriate, we will make Mr. Greene available to the authorities and the NFL, to the extent they wish to speak with him.”