76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor was pulled over in Philadelphia around three weeks ago for driving 108 mph, according to a report.
Okafor was traveling on the Ben Franklin Bridge when he was stopped. Driving at least 40 mph above the speed limit is considered reckless.
The news comes days after he was involved in a fight in the streets of Boston on Wednesday night, that was caught on video. Police said they would not investigate the incident unless someone came forward to say they were the victim of a crime.
The 19-year-old also previously exchanged words with a heckler while out with teammates at a Philadelphia club in Oct., according to the Inquirer. As Okafor left, the critic pointed a gun to Okafor’s head outside the club. No police report was filed but federal officers may have witnessed the incident.
Each incident has ties to venues that serve alcohol, which he is not legally allowed to consume until he is 21.
Later on Sunday, Okafor sent out a series of tweets regarding the incidents:
I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else ever could and I'm not proud of some of my decisions over the last few months.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
I own my choices both personally and now publicly. At this point I am cooperating and respecting the process I have to go through.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
Going forward I don't want to be a distraction for my team and am grateful for the support and guidance those close to me are giving.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
I am 100% focused on my responsibility to the League, my teammates and fans.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
Okafor was the third overall pick in this year’s NBA draft. He is averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season.
- Kenny Ducey