Minnesota Timberwolves star guard Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 for utilizing “offensive and derogatory language on social media,” president of league operations Byron Spruell introduced Tuesday.
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Edwards tweeted an apology after the preliminary blowback from his feedback.
“What I mentioned was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful and I’m extremely sorry,” Edwards tweeted. “It’s unacceptable for me to anybody to make use of that language in such a hurtful method, there’s no excuse for it, in any respect. I used to be raised higher than that.”
What I mentioned was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m extremely sorry. It’s unacceptable for me or anybody to make use of that language in such a hurtful method, there’s no excuse for it, in any respect. I used to be raised higher than that!
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) September 11, 2022
The Timberwolves additionally expressed their disappointment with Edwards in a press release final week.
“We’re upset within the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media,” the assertion attributed to staff president Tim Connelly learn final Monday. “The Timberwolves are dedicated to being an inclusive and welcoming group for all and apologize for the offense this has brought about to so many.”
Minnesota picked Edwards No. 1 within the 2020 Draft out of Georgia.
The 21-year-old averaged 20.3 factors, 3.4 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in two seasons within the league.
The Timberwolves completed in seventh place within the Western Convention final season with a 46-36 document.
Minnesota defeated the LA Clippers within the Play-In earlier than falling to the Memphis Grizzlies within the first spherical of final season’s playoffs.