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NFL still monitoring battery case for Recent Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara, source says


Alvin Kamara’s offseason arrest stays under league review and the NFL is monitoring all legal developments, including his Aug. 1 court date, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Sources told ESPN that there is no firm timeline on a call on discipline for Kamara under the non-public conduct policy, which opens the door for the Recent Orleans Saints running back to be available Week 1 — unless he’s placed on paid leave via the commissioner’s exempt list.

League sources told ESPN that the sensation is that Kamara may very well be suspended, but nothing is firm and far could rely upon the findings of the case.

The Saints have looked into running back assist in free agency, with David Johnson among the many options.

Kamara was arrested in February on felony battery charges stemming from an incident in a Las Vegas casino during Pro Bowl weekend.

The Aug. 1 hearing has already twice been postponed after attorneys have asked for more time to review evidence turned over by prosecutors.

Police have said video evidence shows Kamara put his hand on the alleged victim’s chest to stop him from stepping toward the elevator early Feb. 5 on the rooftop nightclub Drai’s. The person pushed Kamara’s hand away and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons punched the person, in accordance with police.

The person fell unconscious on the ground and the defendants, which also included two other men, allegedly stomped on his face, chest and legs, leaving him with facial fractures and injuries to his head, knees and arms.

Kamara played within the Feb. 6 Pro Bowl before he was arrested.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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