Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards Publicly Addresses Anti-LGBTQ Comments

Timberwolves Guard Anthony Edwards issued a public apology on Monday for anti-LGBT comments in a video shared on social media earlier this month.

Edwards first spoke publicly about the incident while speaking with reporters during Media Day in Minnesota. Edwards, 21, was fined $40,000 by the National Basketball Association on September 20 for using “offensive and degrading language” in a since-deleted post on his Instagram story.

The third-year guard tweeted an apology on 9/11 after receiving waves of backlash, saying he was “extremely sorry” for his “unacceptable” actions. On Monday, Edwards reiterated his remorse for his remarks and vowed to continue working to better himself as a person.

“Man, I respect everyone,” Edwards said. per ESPN. “I know what I posted was immature. And I’m sorry for that, if I hurt anyone. I work with the team and I’m sorry to all the Minnesota fans, and I’m working to be better.”

In the viral NSFW clip, shared over the weekend of September 10, Edwards can be heard referring to a group of people standing outside as “gays” while the camera zooms in on individuals. He can also be heard saying, “Look what the world has done, brother” before the video ends.

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