NBA fines Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards $40,000 for slander made against gay community – InForum

MINNEAPOLIS – The NBA handed its punishment to Anthony Edwards on Tuesday, fining the Minnesota Timberwolves point guard $40,000 for what the league called his use of “offensive and derogatory language on social media.”

The fine relates to a deleted video posted to Edwards’ Instagram account, in which the 21-year-old used an insult to the gay community. In the post, Edwards recorded a video of what appeared to be a group of men standing on the sidewalk, called them a gay name-calling and added “look what the world has done”.

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Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Timberwolves

Edwards later apologized for the post in a tweet that read “What I said was immature, offensive and disrespectful and I’m sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use this language in such an offensive way, there is no excuse for it. I was raised better than that!”

The Timberwolves’ annual media day will be held next Monday. This will likely be the first time Edwards has publicly discussed the incident with the media. Minnesota’s training camp begins the next day, September 27.

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