Anthony Edwards 'incredibly sorry' for posting an anti-gay video to social media

David Sherman

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, rolls down a car window and calls a group of shirtless men “queer” as another person in the car laughs in the background. After a wave of backlash on social media, Edwards said he was “incredibly sorry.”

“What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry,” Edwards tweeted Sunday. “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!”

The NBA could fine Edwards because of the incident, which most likely violates its 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, the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah was fined a similar amount for hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan.

Edwards is entering his third season as a shooting guard for the Timberwolves.

The NBA is reviewing the matter, the league's spokesman, Mike Bass, told NBC News in an email.

A representative from the Timberwolves did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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