New footage has emerged of Jahlil Okafor’s fracas outside a nightclub last week, appearing to show the standout rookie knocking a heckler unconscious in the middle of a Boston street.
The video depicts a man believed to be Okafor walking down a sidewalk, swearing at a group of people behind him, yelling “money” and “bitch” before running at one heckler and seeming to throw a punch that knocked him cold, while screams sound in the background. The footage ends with the man awakening, bloodied and struggling to rise, and a voice saying, “Come on, bro," and "Oh, shit, we need an ambulance."
If the assaulter in the video is indeed the Philadelphia 76ers’ big man, last week’s incident is worse than initially believed. The original footage -- supposedly of Okafor’s first melee of the night, which occurred moments earlier, per TMZ -- showed him approaching a heckler with taunts of “we got money,” before shoving him to the ground.
Regarding that original video, a 76ers public relations director told The Huffington Post, "We are aware of the report and we are currently working to gather additional information. Until that time, we will have no further comment."
The Boston Police Department announced last Friday that they are looking into the events, while Okafor tweeted the following on Sunday:
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