A hearing in the battery case against New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamar has reportedly been pushed back to a later date. Attorneys for New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons and two other defendants asked for more time to review evidence recently 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 in February. The man pushed Kamara’s hand away and Lammons punched the man, according to police.
The man fell unconscious on the floor and the defendants allegedly stomped on his face, chest, and legs, leaving him with facial fractures and injuries to his head, knees and arms.
Kamara would go on to play in the Pro Bowl and got arrested at Allegiant stadium as soon as the game was over.
Days after Kamara’s arrest, his attorneys refuted the accusations and pointed to the running back’s clean record up to this point in his career.
“Alvin Kamara has gained a well-deserved reputation for being a hard-working and community-minded individual,” Kamara’s attorneys wrote in the statement, per TMZSports. “The recent Las Vegas allegations are not consistent with who Mr. Kamara has shown himself to be in both his public and private life. Therefore, we are conducting our own investigation into all of the circumstances and individuals associated with this matter to determine both the facts and motivations of all involved.”
Lammons turned himself in several days later.
A hearing for this battery case will now be held on Aug. 1.
Last season, Kamara ran for 898 yards and four touchdowns in just 13 games. The 26-year-old star running back also hauled in 47 passes for 439 yards and added five more scores.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.