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“Embarrassed My Family…NFL”: ‘Suspended’ Alvin Kamara Takes Accountability for Off-Field Incident and Fans Urge Saints RB to Just Move On

Published 08/04/2023, 10:45 PM EDT

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The New Orleans Saints feared the inevitable as an unfortunate incident shook the career of their running back, Alvin Kamara. Unlike other players in his position, Kamara has managed to avoid injury troubles. However, his off-field conduct has caught up with him, resulting in suspension.

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Following a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor charge connected to a nightclub fight in 2022 in Las Vegas, Saints standout Alvin Kamara will serve a three-game suspension at the beginning of the 2023 season. Kamara reached an agreement with the NFL for his punishment instead of going through a standard hearing process. Recently, he addressed his off-field actions publicly during a news conference on Friday.

Kamara feels embarrassed and remorseful about his actions


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During the press conference on Friday, Alvin Kamara openly acknowledged his wrongdoing and exercised self-reflection. He expressed deep regret for the incident that led to his arrest, admitting it was a case of poor judgment and a bad decision on his part. Taking full responsibility for his actions, Kamara stated, “It’s been 18, 19 months that I’ve been dealing with this ordeal….[It was] poor judgment on my end, definitely a bad decision.

The 28-year-old further expressed, “But I’m a man. Everything I’ve ever done in my life, I’ve stood on and I can take accountability for…I was completely wrong. Embarrassed the Saints. Embarrassed my family, my mother. Embarrassed myself. Embarrassed this city and the shield, obviously embarrassed the NFL.


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Despite the suspension, Kamara will be able to participate in preseason practices and games before making his return to the team’s active roster on September 25. His honesty and accountability were well-received by fans during the press conference.

Applauded for embracing a genuine display of honesty

The inciting incident took place on the eve of the 2022 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas, where Kamara was allegedly involved in an altercation at a hotel and casino. Despite repeated delays in court dates, he managed to play the entire 2022 season without facing NFL discipline. Although a felony charge of battery was dismissed after his no-contest plea, a suspension for multiple games was expected. Kamara’s willingness to take responsibility for everything garnered positive opinions from fans. One Twitter user commented, “amen.. own it and move on. people make mistakes. don’t let the past define who you are.

Another praised Kamara’s growth, saying, “Part of growing – love that. I always say there is something to be learned from every experience.”


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A person wrote, “Respect.

Someone said about his maturity, “Grown man there. Respect him for how he is handling this.

Another user summed it up with, “What a guy.


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In addition to Kamara, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Chris Lammons will also face a three-game suspension to start the season due to his involvement in the same incident, as per the personal conduct policy.

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Bhwya Sriya


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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from an esteemed university, Bhwya tries to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity. Her interest in sports arose when Bhwya represented her district on a race track in school.
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