New Orleans Saints Running Back Alvin Kamara apologized for his actions in Las Vegas after meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Friday. Kamara said,” I was completely wrong. I embarrassed the Saints, I embarrassed my family and my mother. I embarrassed myself, embarrassed the city, and the shield, obviously, embarrassed the NFL.”
Kamara and three other unknown people punched and kicked an innocent man named Darelle Greene during the 2022 Pro Bowl. Kamara played in the Pro Bowl despite his actions. News broke of the incident a day after the Pro Bowl.
Kamara was ordered to complete 30 hours of community service. Kamara was fined $500 and must pay Greene $105, 196.17 in medical expenses.
Goodell suspended Kamara for the first three games of the 2023 season. Kamara will return to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 1.
Kamara and the Saints’ Offense
Kamara has established himself as a Swiss army knife. Kamara excels at catching and running the ball. According to Pro Football Reference Kamara has recorded 5,135 rushing yards and 49 rushing touchdowns. Kamara has recorded 3,753 receiving yards and 22 receiving touchdowns. Kamara has improved each season since 2017.
New Orleans’ offense has ranked 19th and 29th in 2022 and 2021 according to ESPN. Last season the Saints’ offense averaged 333.8 yards per game and scored 19.4 points per game. Kamara is vital to the Saints’ offense because of his ability to create explosive plays. Saints’ fans have seen plenty of explosive plays since Kamara entered the NFL.
The Saints have other backs who can pick up the slack to start the season. Jammal Williams is a veteran running back who had a terrific 2022 campaign. New Orleans also drafted Kendre Miller and Ellis Miller. Eno Benjamin tore his Achilles during training camp.