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Will Alvin Kamara be suspended? Week 9 fantasy outlook for Saints RB after damning video footage emerges ahead of scheduled court appearance

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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was involved in a fight with a man at a Las Vegas club earlier this year. Many thought Kamara's 2022 season could be affected by a potential suspension from the NFL. However, his hearings were delayed and no suspension was handed down initially.

The NFL has not taken any action against Alvin Kamara yet. However, a damning video has emerged of the altercation that took place outside a hotel elevator the night before last season's Pro Bowl game. Kamara is due to be present in court next week and this new video could speed up the NFL's suspension process.

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The video surfaced after Darnell Greene had revealed he would sue Alvin Kamara for a whopping $10 million. Greene suffered significant injuries, including a facial fracture to his right orbital bone. In the video obtained by TMZ, Kamara can be seen punching and kicking Greene before he falls to the ground. Although the video is quite blurry and unclear, it is still a strong case against Kamara and a suspension seems likely.

Kamara is likely to be suspended, but will that be during this season? The running back has already missed two games because of a rib injury. He has been picking up speed in recent weeks and if his suspension is announced, it would be a disaster for the New Orleans Saints and fantasy managers. However, the league has entered Week 9 and any suspension will likely start in the 2023 season.

Fantasy footballers can start him this week when the Saints face the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. In his last game, Kamara rushed for 62 yards and scored a touchdown, helping the Saints register a 24-0 win against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Alvin Kamara's NFL timeline

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The New Orleans Saints chose Alvin Kamara with the 67th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft. He has spent five years with the Saints and has had a successful career with them. He was named NFL Rookie of the Year in addition to becoming a Pro Bowler in each of his five NFL seasons. He is also a two-time second-team All-Pro.

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He had his best season in the 2020 campaign with 1,688 yards from scrimmage, 83 receptions, and 21 total touchdowns. That season, he became the second NFL player to score six touchdowns in a single game. Kamara had 240 rushing attempts for 898 yards and four rushing touchdowns in 10 games in the 2021 season. He also had 47 receptions for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns.

He has played six games in the 2022 campaign, rushing for 413 yards and a touchdown. He has also added 287 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

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