Details surrounding the recent arrest of NFL star Alvin Kamara have come to light, and they are gruesome.
The 26-year-old New Orleans Saints running back was taken into custody on a felony battery charge mere hours after playing in Sunday's Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Kamara's alleged victim reported being beaten up by the football player inside a Las Vegas Boulevard nightclub/hotel on Saturday.
After investigating the situation, law enforcement agents came to the conclusion that there is video evidence of the alleged altercation, in which they claim Kamara can be seen punching the man eight times and causing serious injuries, including a broken orbital bone.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Per the police report of the incident, the man told cops that Kamara pushed him near an elevator bank before the athlete and three other people allegedly beat him down.
At this time, the identities and alleged involvement of the other parties are not known.
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At the stadium the following day, police say they read Kamara his Miranda Rights and interviewed him about the situation, at which point they claim he admitted to punching the man.
The football player allegedly told officers that the man had made a disrespectful comment to someone in his group, which set him off.
It's unclear whether Kamara and/or the man told police what was allegedly said.
Cops say they reviewed surveillance footage of the alleged incident and that the tape backs up the alleged victim's claims.
Additionally, they say they were also able to confirm Kamara's presence at the club/hotel on Saturday by matching up a credit card that was used to purchase liquor there.
If convicted, the football star could end up spending up to five years behind bars.
Despite the ordeal, he was still able to play in the Pro Bowl, which was a conscious decision made by the LVPD and NFL officials.
According to law enforcement sources, the league was notified several hours before kickoff that police were looking for the running back, but the parties apparently came to an agreement that Kamara would participate in the game and cooperate with the authorities after.
"We got in touch with NFL security about 10 o'clock in the morning and let them know that [Kamara] was a suspect in the case and they located him and he was already on the field," LVPD Assistant Sheriff John McGrath told The Nevada Current. "So they contacted him and he agreed to meet with us after the game. And so that's just the way we did it since he was cooperating."
Kamara was arrested after the game, charged with battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, and detained at the Clark County Detention Center.