NBA star fined $40,000 for homophobic comments

Anthony edwardsMinnesota Timberwolves figure nbahave received $40,000 fine American Basketball League for some gay comments He did it on his Instagram account, in which he criticized people going shirtless.

“Edwards has been fined $40,000 for using offensive and abusive language on social media,” NBA President of Operations Byron Sproul said in a statement. “Edwards has admitted that his actions were inappropriate”Add text.

Robert Sarver, in a file image

Two weeks ago, the American player, who turned 21 in August, posted a video recorded from a vehicle on Instagram in which A group of men could be seen who were on the road at night, some without shirts. In the video, Edwards is heard disqualifying him with homophobic and racial expressions, to later confirm: “Look at the world I’ve come to”,

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. “What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful, and I am very sorry., Using such hurtful language is unacceptable to me or anyone, there is no excuse for it. I was raised better than him,” Edwards wrote on Twitter on September 11.

The shooting guard, who averaged 21.3 points per game last season, was selected with number one in the 2020 draft And is one of the rising stars of the NBA. Edwards is also known for his role as a supporting actor in the popular film push (Claw), released this year and starring Adam Sandler and Spaniard Juancho Hernangómez, who is also an NBA player.

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