Ironically, it is because of Watson that his case is now front and centre of the NFL headlines. The New Orleans Saints running back is facing felony battery charges, relating to an incident in Sin City prior to last year's Pro Bowl.
Kamara and two friends were accused of a savage attack in which the victim was punched unconscious and left with a fractured eye socket.
With the running back due to stand trial in August, rumours started circulating prior to the weekend that Kamara would receive a six-game suspension, based on the league's personal conduct policy.
Though the NFL strives for a level of consistency when it comes to disciplinary matters, many fans believe they have failed miserably, with a process that is about as clear as mud. In light of the recent events involving Kamara, Watson and others, fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with Roger Goodell and the league:
One fan wasted no time in referring to Ray Rice's case, which occurred in 2014, when he was caught on camera knocking out his partner:
Plenty of Saints fans believe their team is treated unfairly by the NFL, and hence the reason for Kamara's six-game suspension:
Others felt the need to educate Saints fans about some of the details surrounding Kamara's case:
The lack of transparancy and consistency was a real issue for many:
Obviously, it wasn't long before the Deshaun Watson case became a topic of discussion:
The Ray Rice case and the policy overhaul that followed has effected the Alvin Kamara decision
In 2014, Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, was caught on camera assaulting his then fiancé. She was knocked unconscious as a result of a single punch, and Rice then dragged her limp body from the elevator.
Rice was charged with aggravated assault, however entered a program for first-time offenders, and the charges were dropped. He apologised during a press conference arranged by the Ravens, during which the team tweeted out the following:
"Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident."
The tweet was later deleted. The former Raven was given a two-game suspension, and when questioned about the decision the following month, Goodell gave this response:
"I take into account all of the information before I make a decision on what the discipline will be. In this case, there was no discipline by the criminal justice system. They put him in that diversionary program."
The NFL was soon defending itself against a tsunami of criticism from all quarters, and four weeks after Goodell had defended the punishment, the league introduced its personal conduct policy and suspended Rice indefinitely. The running back successfully challenged that decision in court, but has been blackballed by the league ever since.
The NFL changed its policy after the Ray Rice case and as a result all players going forward have been subjected to harsher punishments. This includes Kamara, who will miss the first six weeks of the season.