NBA fines young Anthony Edwards for homophobic remarks in the network

Young shooting guard Anthony Edwards, a man for the Minnesota Timberwolves, received a $40,000 fine from the NBA on Tuesday for homophobic comments on his Instagram account.

“Edwards has been fined $40,000 for using offensive and abusive language on social media,” Byron Sproul, the league’s president of basketball operations, said in a statement.

“Edwards has admitted that his actions were inappropriate,” the text added.

The escort, who turned 21 two weeks ago in August, posted a video recorded from a car on Instagram that showed a group of men who were on the road at night, some without shirts.

In the video, Edwards can be heard calling them out with homophobic and racial expressions and later saying: “Look at the world I came into.”

The publication on Instagram, where Edwards has 1.2 million followers, caused much controversy on the Internet, with statements condemning the Timberwolves and an apology from the player himself.

Edwards wrote on Twitter, “What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful and I’m sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use hurtful language, no excuse. Better was raised,” Edwards wrote on Twitter. 11 September.

The shooting guard, who averaged 21.3 points per game last season, was voted number one in the 2020 draft and is one of the rising stars in the NBA.

Edwards is also known for his roles as a secondary actor in the popular film Hustle (Claw), released this year, which also stars Adam Sandler and Spaniard Juancho Hernangómez, an NBA player.

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