NASCAR Growth and Engagement Adviser Alvin Kamara was arrested in Las Vegas for battery that resulted in significant bodily injury.
New Orleans Saints run back Alvin Kamara, who NASCAR was named their Growth and Involvement Adviser last June in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 26-year-old native of Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested Sunday night for battery that led to significant bodily injury, resulting from an incident that took place at a nightclub in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
An investigation is still ongoing, and Kamara was arrested without further incident. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
Kamara was in Las Vegas to compete in the NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. He caught four passes for 23 yards in a losing attempt for the NFC on Sunday afternoon before his arrest.
Over the past few seasons, Kamara has increased his level of involvement with NASCAR. He became a supporter in 2020 when the riders, namely Bubba Wallace, participated in racial justice activism, including the controversial ban of the Confederate battle flag from racetracks.
Wallace, a friend of Kamara from years agocontinued to drive a Black Lives Matter car at Martinsville Speedway.
In February 2021, just months before his appointment as the sport’s official Growth and Involvement Adviser (or “Chief Engagement Officer”, as he refers to it), Kamara sponsored Ryan Vargas’ # 6 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in the race at Daytona International Speedway.
Vargas’ # 6 Chevrolet features Big Squeezy, a Louisiana-based juice and smoothie chain owned by Kamara. The chain has locations in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Mandeville and New Orleans.
The role of Growth and Involvement Advisor was a role created by NASCAR for Kamara; his appointment made him the first individual to hold the post.
NASCAR has yet to release an official statement on Kamara’s arrest after concluding his own weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 2022 Cup Series season opener of Busch Light Clash exhibition race.