Report: Jahlil Okafor pulled over in early Nov. for driving 108 mph

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Report: Jahlil Okafor pulled over in early November for reckless driving
Sunday November 29th, 2015

76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor was pulled over in Philadelphia around three weeks ago for driving 108 mph, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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:

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

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