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NFL ‘monitoring’ Alvin Kamara situation after arrest in February

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The New Orleans Saints appear set for a promising 2022 NFL season. Their offense is healthy after missing some key pieces in 2021, and they used the offseason to beef up their defense as well. In a weakened NFC, the Saints could end up making some noise.

Despite all the good work that New Orleans has put in this offseason, they could be forced to play part of their season without their star running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara was arrested in February on a battery case stemming from an incident at a casino in Las Vegas. Kamara was in Vegas for the Pro Bowl, which he played in before subsequently being arrested.

There has been a lot of radio silence regarding Alvin Kamara’s status this offseason, largely because his trial hearing has been postponed twice. While it may seem like Kamara is good to go for the 2022 season, the NFL is still “monitoring” his situation, and he may be forced to miss time during the Saints 2022 campaign.

“Alvin Kamara’s offseason arrest remains under league review and the NFL is monitoring all legal developments, including his Aug. 1 court date. There’s no firm timeline on a decision on discipline for Kamara under the personal conduct policy, which opens the door for the New Orleans Saints running back to be available Week 1 — unless he is placed on paid leave via the commissioner’s exempt list. The feeling is that Kamara could be suspended, but nothing is firm and much could depend on the findings of the case.” – ESPN News Services

Alvin Kamara could end up being ready come the start of the 2022 season, but it appears his status is still up in the air. The Saints should be hoping for a resolution soon, as their success may depend on whether or not Kamara is on the field for them.