Jahlil Okafor suspended over off-court incidents

Jahlil Okafor suspended over off-court incidents

Jahlil Okafor seemed to have already gotten on Philadelphia’s bad side.

Almost a week since a video surfaced showing Okafor and a heckler outside a Boston nightclub in an altercation, celebrity website TMZ released another footage Wednesday showing an alleged second fight involving Philadelphia’s rookie center that ended with another man knocked down to the ground.

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The video shows Okafor trading barbs with a heckler outside the club – while people with the former Duke standout were trying to pry him away from the scene.

Okafor was able to break free and threw punches at the guy that ended in a street fight.

A man gets knocked down to the ground – with gashes on his face – but it was not clear who struck him.

Boston police is already aware of the second video and are currently conducting investigation. Charges are likely to be filed.

After the first video surfaced, the Sixers have refused to release an official statement, except that they are aware that such an incident has occurred.

This time around, though, Philadelphia has set its foot down.

Jahlil Okafor suspendedThe 19-year-old NBA neophyte has already apologized for his actions and called it “definitely dumb on my part” and “something that I am embarrassed about.”

Several more stories surfaced after Okafor’s Boston incident – he was reportedly involved in another physical altercation in Philadelphia last October where a gun had been pulled on him, and that he had been stopped by police for driving 108 miles per hour on the Ben Franklin Bridge early last month.

Okafor addressed these on his official Twitter account.

Early this week, it was reported that Okafor’s handlers have requested team management for a security guard to accompany him whenever he steps out in public.

After 18 consecutive losses at the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Sixers finally tasted their first win, beating the Los Angeles Lakers, 103-91, Tuesday nigth.

Okafor listed 12 points on his 6-for-14 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and, one block in 30 minutes of playing time.