NBA fines Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards $40K for anti-gay comments on social media

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $40,000 for using offensive and derogatory language on social media, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Edwards made anti-gay comments as he observed a group of people standing on a sidewalk during a video posted to his Instagram Story last week. The video was deleted and Edwards acknowledged his actions were inappropriate, the league said in a press release.

He also ihe apologized on his Twitter account last Sunday after the incident.

“What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful and I am incredibly sorry,” Edwards, 21, tweeted. “It is unacceptable for me to use this language in such a hurtful way, there is absolutely no excuse for that. I was brought up better.”

The Timberwolves also expressed their disappointment at Edward’s comments in a statement last week.

“We are disappointed in the language and actions that Anthony Edwards has shown on social media,” the statement, attributed to team president Tim Connelly, said last Monday. “The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused so many.”

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34631645/nba-fines-minnesota-timberwolves-star-anthony-edwards-40k-anti-gay-comments-social-media NBA fines Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards $40K for anti-gay comments on social media

Emma Bowman

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