His tweets come after he was stopped by police on the Ben Franklin Bridge about three weeks ago for driving 108 mph, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Going over 40 mph on the bridge, which spans the Delaware River and connects Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey, is considered reckless driving, according to the report.
I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else ever could and I'm not proud of some of my decisions over the last few months.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
I own my choices both personally and now publicly. At this point I am cooperating and respecting the process I have to go through.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
Going forward I don't want to be a distraction for my team and am grateful for the support and guidance those close to me are giving.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
I am 100% focused on my responsibility to the League, my teammates and fans.— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) November 29, 2015
The reported speeding incident is not Okafor's only run-in this season.
Boston police announced this weekend that a man filed a report claiming that he was the victim in a fight with Okafor outside a nightclub early Thursday morning. Boston police had said Friday that it wouldn't investigate the incident unless someone came forward.
And in October, a heckler pointed a gun at Okafor's head following a verbal exchange at a Philadelphia club, the Inquirer reported.
Okafor, 19, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, is averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.