Former Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons suspended three games

The NFL waited well over a year before dishing out the punishment here.

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The National Football League finally got around to leveling punishments on both running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Chris Lammons for their roles in an offseason assault at a nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada back in February 2022.

For Lammons and Kamara, the punishment was a suspension of three games apiece for the 2023 season.

It took the National Football League forever to finally punish Chris Lammons and Alvin Kamara.

If that seems like a long stretch between the actual violation of the personal conduct policy and the punishment for doing so, welcome to the unpredictability of the NFL. Lammons, who is now with the Indianapolis Colts, will miss the first three games of the season before being able to return for the final week of September if he makes the team coming out of training camp.

What's interesting about all of this is that Lammons was able to play a full season for the Kansas City Chiefs a year ago despite having the charges hang over his head. For his part, Lammons was originally charged with felony battery for beating and kicking a man outside of Drai's Nightclub shortly before the Pro Bowl back in 2022.

Lammons played for the Chiefs over the last three seasons, appearing as a special teams contributor in 30 games in that span. He was waived shortly before the AFC Championship game last winter and then subsequently claimed by their opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Lammons never played a down for Cincinnati and was not retained this offseason.