Brett Brown spoke to the media prior to tip-off against the New York Knicks, and once again addressed the Jahlil Okafor situation. The team announced via a press release that Okafor would be suspended for two games after TMZ released a video of the 19-year-old getting into a second altercation in Boston. This fight took place just a couple minutes after the original one, and TMZ reported that charges are likely to be filed (although it's not explicitly stated Okafor will be charged).
While the incident in itself is awful, Okafor seemingly left the Sixers in the dark about all of the events that evening, which played a role in his suspension.
So after talking to Brown, it is apparent Okafor wasn't forthcoming about all that happened in Boston, thus leading to suspension— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) December 2, 2015
Brown also said that Okafor has not been sent home, meaning he'll likely be seen on the bench tonight. More from Brett, courtesy of Keith Pompey:
Brett Brown on Okafor pic.twitter.com/690o5Bh7CT— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 2, 2015
This is certainly a teaching moment for Okafor, and if he can learn from his mistakes here, he'll probably be a better person for it.
He's eligible to return to action on December 7 against the San Antonio Spurs.