The City of Boston Police Department has indicated that they currently have no plans to investigate Philadelphia 76ers C Jahlil Okafur for striking an unidentified male Wednesday night. Unless the party steps forward.
Officer James Kenneally said Friday that police responded to reports of a fight outside a Boston nightclub hours after the winless Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Kenneally says the participants were gone by the time officers arrived and nobody was arrested or charged.
“Apparently, they said: ‘The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You’ll never win a game,’ ” a source close to Okafor told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
“I was around the corner when it happened. I saw him a minute after he knocked the dude out,” the source said. “I think the guy was just talking s—. Saying the Sixers suck.”
Update Per ESPN:
According to the statement, a man filed a police report Friday morning stating he was the victim of assault and battery outside the Storyville nightclub on Exeter Street in Boston at around 2 a.m. on Thursday. The man said that Okafor and another man approached his group and asked some of the women for their phone numbers. When the women declined, a verbal altercation ensued, followed by a physical scuffle. The man said Okafor pushed him and punched him, knocking him to the ground and causing a cut over his eye that later required stitches.