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NFL star Alvin Kamara is charged with battery during Vegas visit for Pro Bowl

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 06: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints and NFC walks the sidelines during the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on February 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-35. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara was arrested on battery charges on the same day he played in the NFL's Pro Bowl. Las Vegas police say they took Kamara into custody without incident, after detectives identified him as their suspect in a battery at a nightclub.

Las Vegas police arrested NFL running back Alvin Kamara on Sunday, accusing him of "battery that resulted in substantial bodily harm."The alleged battery took place at a nightclub. Police say they learned about it late Saturday afternoon after the victim, who was then in a local hospital, told them what had happened. From there, the department said, police detectives "determined the victim was battered by the suspect, later identified as Alvin Kamara."Police said Kamara was arrested without incident."He posted bond on Sunday night and has a court appearance set for March 8," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, citing court records.Kamara, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, was in Las Vegas to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl — a game in which he caught fourpasses for 23 yards.Police say they're still investigating what took place at the nightclub. The battery reportedly occurred in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Boulevard — one block north of the Bellagio casino's famous fountain.Kamara, 26, has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his five NFL seasons.

A version of this story originally published in the Morning Edition live blog. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.