Officials confirm 76ers’ Okafor cited for excessive speed on bridge

Jahlil Okafor's early tenure as a pro has been marred by off-court incidents.

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CAMDEN, N.J. — Officials have confirmed that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor was recently cited in New Jersey for driving at ”an excessive rate of speed” and reckless driving on a major area bridge.

The Delaware River Port Authority confirmed Monday that the NBA player was stopped on the Ben Franklin Bridge on Oct. 19. The agency did not disclose how fast Okafor was traveling, but published reports have said it was more than 100 mph.

The speed limit on the bridge is 45 mph.

The 6-foot-11 rookie from Duke has declined comment on the matter. But he has apologized through social media for his recent decisions, including a recent fight in Boston.