Anthony Edwards ‘Incredibly Sorry' For Posting Anti-Gay Video to Social Media

In the now-deleted video, the Timberwolves forward is seen rolling down a car window calling a group of shirtless men “queer”

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards apologized Sunday for anti-LGBTQ remarks he made in a video posted to Instagram over the weekend.

In the now-deleted video, Edwards, 21, is seen rolling down a car window and calling a group of shirtless men “queer” as another individual in the car can be heard laughing in the background. Following 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 wrote in a tweet 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 impose fines on Edwards because of the incident, which most likely violates the league’s social media guidelines. Last year, NBA star Kevin Durant faced a $50,000 fine for using “offensive and derogatory language on social media” after a homophobic rant. In 2011, the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah faced a similar fine for hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan.

Edwards’ comments come as he enters his third season as a shooting guard for the Timberwolves. The team issued a statement Monday evening expressing their "disappointment" in the shooting guard.

"We are disappointed in the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media," the statement, attributed to team president Tim Connelly, said. "The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused to so many."

Representatives for the NBA did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.

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