Report: ‘More and more unlikely’ Alvin Kamara will be suspended in 2022

What's the latest on Alvin Kamara? The New Orleans Saints running back has not appeared in court since his arrest earlier this year in Las Vegas after he was accused of hitting a man outside a nightclub. His legal counsel won another delay at the August 1 hearings, setting his next court date for September 29 -- days before kickoff with the Minnesota Vikings in London, when Kamara is believed to be overseas.
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The NFL will not impose any disciplinary action until the court case is complete, and a resolution that would prompt the league to issue a suspension is unlikely to be reached at that Sept. 29 meeting. If things keep moving for two months at a time, chances are Kamara won't see anything from the league office this season. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday during an appearance on ESPN Fantasy Field Pass.
"I think the league will look into this, but it's going to be a while before this legal case is resolved," Schefter said. "There is a real chance that the status of this case will not affect its availability this season. ... But in terms of this season, it's looking increasingly unlikely that it will be this season as attorneys keep pushing the case, it keeps getting pushed back. And by the time there is a solution, the season could already be underway and Alvin Kamara could be on the field for most if not all of the season.”
Eventually, as Schefter has suggested, the league will conduct its own investigation and Kamara is expected to miss six games due to the severity of the allegations. However, given the slow pace of court cases, it would be surprising to see him suspended during the 2022 season. Things could change unexpectedly, but it looks like this situation will drag on into 2023. Stay tuned for updates.
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