Okafor faced gun in tavern incident: report

 25 Dec 2015 - 18:33

Okafor faced gun in tavern incident: report

Washington: Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahil Okafor (pictured) was confronted by a man with a handgun during an October incident in Philadelphia, the first of three controversial off-court incidents, USA Today reported Thursday.

Records obtained by the newspaper from the National Park Service, who patrol the area where the incident took place, indicated Okafor was believed to be intoxicated when he struck the back of a vehicle on October 4. A man in the car jumped out, knocked the teen center to the ground and aimed a gun at him before fleeing.

Philadelphia police found a handgun the following day after the suspect ran to a nearby hotel parking garage and escaped.

A ranger wrote in his report that the man identified to USA Today as Okafor, 19 at the time, appeared to be intoxicated.

Okafor was investigated last month after an altercation outside a Boston nightclub and video later emerged showing Okafor throwing a man to the ground. Last month, he was also arrested for speeding on a bridge.

Okafor has averaged 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots over 29 games this season for the 76ers, who are off to a miserable 1-30 start.

AFP