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Bengals’ Chris Lammons, Saints’ Kamara indicted for alleged beating

Newly acquired Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons and three others were indicted by a Clark County (Nevada) grand jury for an alleged beating at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas last year, according to a report.

Lammons, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and two other men are facing criminal charges for an incident outside a Strip nightclub on Feb. 5, 2022, per 8 News Now. Kamara was arrested on February 6, 2022, and the four men are charged with conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.

Lammons played all of last season and one playoff game for Kansas City before the Chiefs waived him last month and the Bengals reclaimed him on Monday.

“The state avoided a contested pretrial hearing indicting Mr. Kamara. He intends to vigorously fight the charges at trial while defending himself and others at the time of the incident,” wrote Kamara’s attorneys Drew Findling, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld . in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

A Las Vegas attorney who previously represented Lammons did not respond to an Associated Press email requesting comment Thursday.

Lammons and the other two men – Darrin Young and Percy Harris – turned themselves in after police issued arrest warrants in mid-February 2022. They were also released on bail.

According to the report, the victim, Darnell Greene, told Las Vegas Metro Police that she was waiting outside an elevator at Drai’s Nightclub with a group of people, including the four suspects. When the elevator opened, Kamara laid hands on the alleged victim. Greene pushed Kamara’s hands off him and then Lammons punched Greene and slammed him into a wall, the report indicated.

Greene also filed a civil lawsuit in Louisiana.

“(Kamara) chased Greene down the hall and kept hitting him multiple times until he was knocked to the floor,” the lawsuit said, per 8 News Now. “At no point during the attack did Greene hit, punch or push Kamara or any of his associates.”

The Saints declined to comment at this time when contacted by USA TODAY Sports.

The NFL took no action against Kamara or Lammons.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Thursday that the league continues to “monitor all relevant legal developments that remain under review of the Personal Conduct Policy.”

A judge set the court date for March 2.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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