MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Timberwolves star guard Anthony Edwards was reprimanded Monday for an Instagram video and homophobic comments he made. He later apologized.
“We are disappointed by the language and actions of Anthony Edwards on social media,” President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said in a statement released by the team. The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and accepting organization and apologize for the offense this has caused to so many.
In the post, which has since been deleted, Edwards filmed people on the sidewalk from inside the vehicle and made offensive and vulgar comments about what he believed to be their sexual orientation. He apologized on Twitter on Sunday.
“What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful, and I am incredibly sorry. It is unacceptable to me or anyone else to use that language in such a hurtful way,” Edwards tweeted. “There is no excuse for it. I grew up better than that!”
Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant are among NBA players previously disciplined by the league for anti-gay language.
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