Anthony Edwards' homophobic slur prompts apology from Timberwolves and NBA review
Minneapolis, Minnesota - The Minnesota Timberwolves have joined Anthony Edwards in apologizing for a video the former first overall pick posted in which he made a homophobic slur.
Edwards posted a video to his Instagram story last week in which he commented on a group of men gathered near the car he was in.
"Look at these queer a** n****s, man. Look at the world I came to," he said, as a woman's voice can be heard laughing along.
The offensive clip prompted a backlash on social media, and Edwards apologized on Sunday.
"What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful, and I'm incredibly sorry," he wrote on his Twitter page.
"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," he claimed.
The Timberwolves then released a statement on Monday, attributed to president of basketball operations Tim Connelly.
"We are disappointed in the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media," it read.
"The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused to so many."
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