Alvin Kamara Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Vegas Beatdown Case
Alvin Kamara Pleads Not Guilty To Charges ... In Vegas Beatdown Case
3/2/2023 9:56 AM PT
2:34 PM PT -- Alvin Kamara's attorneys, Drew Findling, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, released a short statement following the running back's hearing Thursday ... saying, "We are looking forward to a trial and a full vindication."
Alvin Kamara just pled not guilty to two criminal charges stemming from his alleged role in the beatdown of a man outside of a Las Vegas nightclub last year.
The New Orleans Saints superstar appeared in a Vegas courtroom on Thursday morning with his attorneys to enter the plea.
He wore all black, and said very few words during the hearing.
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A trial date for the 27-year-old was tentatively set for July 31 -- right around the time the Saints will kick off their 2023 training camp.
Kamara's co-defendants in the case -- which includes Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons -- also pled not guilty to the charges at the hearing.
Prosecutors have charged Kamara with one gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit battery and one felony count of battery with substantial bodily harm after they say he attacked a man inside The Cromwell Hotel and Casino in February 2022.
According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim, Darnell Greene, the altercation happened after he and Kamara got into an argument over the use of an elevator outside of the hotel's popular Drai's Nightclub.
Video of the incident, obtained by TMZ Sports, appears to show Kamara throwing multiple blows at Greene ... while others kicked and punched the man as well.
Kamara was initially arrested over it all after the 2022 Pro Bowl game. He went on to play the entire 2022 season, starting 13 games and rushing for 897 yards.
Originally Published -- 9:56 AM PT