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NBA fines Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards $40,000 for slur made towards gay community

Minnesota’s training camp begins Sept. 27.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green in the third quarter Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at Target Center in Minneapolis.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The NBA handed down its punishment to Anthony Edwards on Tuesday, fining the Minnesota Timberwolves guard $40,000 for what the league called the use of “offensive and derogatory language on social media.”

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

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Anthony Edwards
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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’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!”

The Timberwolves’ annual media day will be held next Monday. That is likely to be the first time Edwards discusses the incident publicly with the media. Minnesota’s training camp begins the following day, Sept. 27.

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