NBA fines Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards $40,000 for insulting gay community – InForum

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MINNEAPOLIS — The NBA on Tuesday imposed its sanction on Anthony Edwards, fining the Minnesota Timberwolves guard $40,000 for what the league called using “offensive and derogatory language on social media.”

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

Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Wolves

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

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

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