In the world of sportsball, the corruption continues. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested on felony battery charges over the weekend, prior to the Pro Bowl on Sunday, and was still allowed to play.
Kamara and three others in his entourage assaulted the man at Drai’s After Dark nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip. A newly released police incident report obtained by the New Orleans Times-Picayune describes the vicious attack.
Based on the surveillance video obtained by police, Kamara did not throw the first punch but he joined in and punched the victim several times.
According to the video obtained by police, Kamara continued to punch the victim three more times while the victim was on the ground. The three others police said were involved joined in and began stomping on the victim’s face, chest and legs.
Police said in the report that the surveillance video from the nightclub of the incident matched the victim’s testimony. The surveillance video has not been publicly made available.
Police identified Kamara as a suspect in the matter after interviewing witnesses and looking over video surveillance.
Police interviewed Kamara on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium after the Pro Bowl. He was read his Miranda rights at 2:56 p.m., according to the report, and complied with police.
Assistant Sheriff John McGrath told the Nevada Current on Monday that they identified Kamara as a suspect on Sunday morning, but in order to gain his cooperation so they could find out the identities of the others involved in the incident, police opted to wait until after the Pro Bowl to interview him.
“We got in touch with NFL security about 10 o’clock in the morning and let them know that he [Kamara] was a suspect in the case and they located him and he was already on the field,” McGrath told the Current via phone. “So they contacted him and he agreed to meet with us after the game. And so that’s just the way we did it since he was cooperating.”
The NFL was aware at 10 am that Kamara was a suspect in this vicious assault.
The Pro Bowl didn’t start until 1 pm Mt.
That was more than enough time for the league to handle the matter internally and prevent him from playing the sportsball game. They opted to let him continue on and play despite the fact just a few hours earlier he, and his friends, were beating and kicking another man senseless.
But are we surprised by this situation at all? How often do we see sportsball players getting away with some of the most horrid things? How often do we see politicians and elitists doing whatever they want while you must follow the rules?
The only way the NFL will start holding people accountable for their actions, such as not allowing them to play after they’ve beaten and kicked a man, is when people stop watching the games.