Disturbing details emerge from NASCAR advisor’s arrest

Alvin Kamara, Kyle Busch, NASCAR (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara, Kyle Busch, NASCAR (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) /

NASCAR Growth and Engagement Advisor Alvin Kamara was arrested Sunday in Las Vegas after the NFL Pro Bowl for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.

Shortly after he caught four passes for 23 yards in the NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints running back and NASCAR Growth and Engagement Advisor Alvin Kamara was arrested for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, stemming from an incident that had taken place the day before.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Kamara, who was named NASCAR’s first ever Growth and Engagement Advisor last June, was taken into custody without further incident and booked in the Clark County Detention Center due to a Saturday incident at Drai’s After Dark, a Las Vegas nightclub.

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Now more details about the incident have emerged, and things don’t look good for the 26-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native at all.

According to police documents, Kamara was one of four men involved in the alleged battery, which began as they approached an elevator.

Per witness testimony, Kamara put his hand on the victim’s chest, preventing him from getting in, and the victim, Darnell Greene, pushed his hand off before being shoved back, leading to the brawl.

Greene ended up being stomped on approximately 23 times and punched approximately nine times, suffering a fractured orbital bone — a bone in his eye socket — in the process.

He has since shared disturbing images of his injuries, a new development that sheds light into how badly he was beaten.

Kamara claims that Greene called one of his friends “ugly”. Surveillance video of the incident, while not available to the public, was obtained by police, and it shows that Kamara wasn’t the first to throw a punch, though it matches Greene’s account of the entire incident.

Kamara continued to punch Greene as Greene moved back, and Greene eventually lost consciousness and fell to the ground.

An incident report filed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police states that Kamara was responsible for eight of those punches, including three when Greene was already on the ground, during which time his face, chest, and legs were being stomped on.

Kamara, who allegedly told police that he chased down and punched Greene because he thought that Greene had done something to his group, was released on $5,000 bond on Monday. No formal charges have been filed thus far. After he did not appear in court on Monday, he is scheduled to make an appearance on Tuesday, March 8.

Alvin Kamara’s partnership and involvement with NASCAR

Kamara became a big NASCAR fan in 2020 when the drivers, specifically his good friend Bubba Wallace, took part in various acts of racial justice, including the ban of the Confederate battle flag from race tracks, throughout the late spring and summer months.

Kamara’s juice and smoothie chain, Big Squeezy, even served as the primary sponsor of the #6 JD Motorsports Chevrolet for Ryan Vargas in last February’s Xfinity Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course.

A few months later, NASCAR created the Growth and Engagement Advisor role and gave it to Kamara, making him the first individual to hold the role.

NASCAR, which is coming off a successful race weekend at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, has yet to make any comments or release a statement about the matter, though it will be interesting to see if they take any steps as more details emerge and the case progresses.


Notably, the Saints haven’t yet made a statement either.

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Battery resulting in substantial bodily harm is a felony in the state of Nevada, and if Kamara is convicted, it carries a potential penalty of between one and five years in prison with a mandatory fine of $10,000.