The bad news keeps pouring in for Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor. Okafor was pulled over for driving 108 miles per hour over the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia about three weeks ago, according to Ketih Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Driving more than 40 miles per hour over the speed limit is considered reckless driving. For Okafor, it was another in what is turning into a long list of off-court issues.
Okafor was allegedly involved in an altercations outside a Boston nightclub late Wednesday night. TMZ released a video of a man who appears to be Okafor pushing and attempting to punch a man. Multiple people were reportedly heckling Okafor in the bar.
In October in Philadelphia, Okafor allegedly had a verbal exchange with a heckler at a Philadelphia club. Okafor attempted to punch the heckler through an open car window, according to CSN Philly. The heckler allegedly exited his car and pointed a gun at Okafor's head. CSN Philly's report cited separate police reports obtained from U.S. Park Rangers and the Philadelphia Police Department.
Okafor did not address the media at the team's shootaround before Sunday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a game he did play in. He did, however, send out a series of Tweets to apologize.
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
"As an organization, anything like this is concerning," 76ers coach Brett Brown told the Inquirer. "I think the repetitiveness on the announcement exacerbates the problem. It's like any 19-year-old kid, you are trying to find ways to help him.
"He's knows he's made mistakes and we know he's made mistakes. As an organization we will deal with them as we need to and should."
The third pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Okafor is averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. The 76ers are still playing for their first win of the season.