Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $40,000 by the NBA for homophobic comments on social media.
On Tuesday, the league announced a sentence for Edwards for using offensive and abusive language, for which he later apologized.
Edwards recorded a group of men on the sidewalk from their vehicle and were heard making derogatory and profane remarks about their sexual orientation. Soon after, he posted an apology on Twitter, and the Timberwolves rebuked the player in a statement.
What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful and I am sorry for that. Edwards posted last week that it is unacceptable for me or anyone to use such language in a harmful way. there is no excuse. I was brought up better than this.
Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant are among NBA players punished by the league for their anti-gay language.
Edwards, the first pick in the 2020 draft, was Minnesota’s second leading scorer last season. He averaged 21.3 points per game to finish 19th in the league. He also averaged 1.5 steals to finish 13th overall.