NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for making homophobic comments on social media.
The league announced the punishment for Edwards for using “offensive and derogatory language” in a since-deleted Instagram video, for which he later apologized.
Edwards records a group of men on the sidewalk from the car he was in and hears them making derogatory and profane comments about what he assumed to be their sexual orientation. He quickly posted an apology on Twitter and the Timberwolves issued a statement reprimanding the young star.
“What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful. I am incredibly sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use the word in such a hurtful way.” Edwards tweeted last week. I was raised better than that!”
Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant are among the NBA players who have been reprimanded by the league in the past for anti-gay language.
Edwards, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft, averaged 21.3 points per game last season with Minnesota and was ranked 19th in the league. His steals per game average of 1.5 was his 13th in the NBA.
Timberwolves’ Edwards fined $40,000 by NBA for homophobic remarks
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