Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards fined $40,000

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Anthony Edwards, a guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, was fined $40,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for homophobic remarks on social media.

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The punishment was made public by the league as a result of Edwards' use of "objectionable and abusive language" in the removed IG video, which he later expressed regret.

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"I'm really sorry; what I said was childish, hurtful, and disrespectful.

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Last Monday, Edwards tweeted, "Wrong for me or anyone to use that language in such a harmful way."

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There is absolutely no defense for this. I was raised better than that!

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NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and Nikola Jokic are among those who have previously faced punishment from the league for using anti-gay remarks.

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Edwards, the first overall choice in the 2020 draft, finished last season as Minnesota's second leading scorer, with a league-high average of 21.3 points per game.

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His 1.5 steels per game average ranks 13th in the NBA.

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