Wolves 'disappointed' by Edwards' anti-gay video

by Gordon Dixon - The Minnesota Timberwolves said in a statement Monday they were "disappointed" in guard Anthony Edwards for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video over the weekend.

Minnesota Timberwolves 'disappointed' in Anthony Edwards, who apologizes for using anti-gay comments in Instagram video 4:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Minnesota Timberwolves said in a statement Monday they were "disappointed" in guard Anthony Edwards for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video over the weekend. "We are disappointed in the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media," the team said in a statement attributed to team president Tim Connelly that was released Monday afternoon. "The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused to so many." Edwards himself apologized for the video Sunday afternoon after it had circulated on social media. "What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I'm incredibly sorry," Edwards said in a tweet posted mid-Sunday afternoon. "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!" In the video, which has since been deleted, Edwards took a video of a group of people standing on the sidewalk from inside the car, and used an anti-gay comment to describe them. NBA spokesperson Mike Bass told NBA Today's Malika Andrews the league is reviewing the matter. The NBA has handed out fines for the use of anti-gay language in the past, including a $50,000 fine to Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant last year for using "offensive and derogotory" language on social media, Nikola Jokic $25,000 for a comment he made during a postgame interview in 2018 and Kobe Bryant $100,000 for yelling an anti-gay slur at a referee in 2011.