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Anthony Edwards ‘incredibly sorry’ for posting anti-gay video on social media


Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves apologized Sunday for anti-LGBTQ remarks he made in a video posted to Instagram over the weekend.

In the now deleted video, Edwards, 21, is seen rolling down a car window and calling a group of shirtless men “queer” as another individual in the car can be heard laughing in the background. Following an outpouring of backlash on social media, Edwards said he was “incredibly sorry.”

“What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful, and I am incredibly sorry,” Edwards wrote in a tweet Sunday. “It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use this language in such a hurtful way, there is no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!

The NBA could fine Edwards over the incident, which most likely violates league social media guidelines. Last year NBA star Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 for using “offensive and derogatory language on social media” after a homophobic rant. In 2011, Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls was similarly fined for hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan.

Edwards’ comments come as he enters his third season as a shooting guard for the Timberwolves.

Representatives for the NBA and Timberwolves did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.

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