Philadelphia 76ers player, Kelly Oubre Jr. is currently not playing after reportedly being involved in a hit-and-run on Nov. 11 near his home. Yet, police officials are saying that there doesn’t appear to be video surveillance of the incident, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Investigators are saying that so far all the surveillance footage they’ve gone over, they have seen no evidence of the alleged hit-and-run reported by Oubre. He told police officers that the accident occurred at a Center City intersection.
“The Police Department currently does not have any video or photographic evidence that depicts this collision,” Sgt. Eric Gripp, a department spokesperson stated on Wednesday. “We continue to work in hopes of gathering evidence and we encourage anyone who has information to reach out to our crash investigation unit.”
Gripp did state that they are not saying that Oubre is lying but there is a possibility that based on what has been viewed, he could have given incorrect information. Footage was provided by two employees of businesses near where he claimed the accident took place. Investigators have confirmed that the crash happened on a well-trafficked downtown street.
Oubre just recently joined the team and is new to the area, so it is speculated that he was shaken up when giving the information to police officers. A source revealed that he was only certain about walking back to his home after the incident.
76ers coach Rick Nurse was asked about the latest news about Oubre and stated that he is standing by what his player told the police.
“Listen, I don’t think it’s very fair to him to say that he’s made up some story,” Nurse said. “He’s one of our players, and we’re going to stand behind him. So am I.
“If some more evidence or anything else comes to light, we’ll handle it when it comes to light.”
On Wednesday, Oubre was at the practice facility doing a light workout. No word on when he is expected back on the basketball court.
Police State Surveillance Video Doesn’t Show Hit-and-Run Incident Involving 76ers Kelly Oubre Jr.