Sixers center Jahlil Okafor.

Jahlil Okafor suspended for two games by Philadelphia 76ers

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The Philadelphia 76ers may have picked up their first win of the season earlier this week against the Los Angeles Lakers, but it seems like the franchise is never more than a couple of steps away from more depressing news.

That proved to be the case last night as more footage of Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor fighting outside a Boston nightclub was released.

The footage was brutal and shocking, with one man suffering a bloody head injury during the melee. After this additional footage was released, the Sixers finally decided to act, handing Okafor a two-game suspension.


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Okafor Banned

The 76ers have finally had enough of Okafor and released a statement last night confirming that the young star had been banned for exactly 1/36th of the season.

"We have made the determination to suspend Jahlil Okafor for two games, effective immediately," the statement read.

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"Jahlil is a very important part of our organization and our future," it continued. "While we are disappointed with his recent actions, we have faith in him as a valued member of the Sixers. We will provide the necessary resources to support him on his journey and will do our part to help him succeed both on and off the court."

Making Headlines

You'll notice that Philly failed to specify exactly which actions Okafor has been suspended for. You can't really blame them, though, there are a lot to choose from.

There's the fight outside the Boston nightclub. And the other fight in Boston on that same night. There is the previous incident in which Okafor reportedly tried to punch a man in a car and then had a gun pulled on him. There's the former Duke star being stopped by police after being caught driving at 108mph and then the reports of him being caught using a fake I.D.

Two games appears pretty lenient after reading the rap sheet. Maybe the police investigation into his actions will cause a longer suspension further down the line.

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