The NBA team the Minnesota Timberwolves said in a statement it was "disappointed" in guard Anthony Edwards for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video, ESPN reported.
"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. "The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused to so many."
In the now-deleted post, Edwards took a video of a group of people standing on a sidewalk from inside the car and used an anti-gay comment to describe them. (According to Yahoo! Sports, he said, "Look at these queer-ass n, man. Look what the world done came to.")
Edwards later apologized, saying, in part, "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 an op-ed on Yahoo! News, out writer LZ Granderson penned, in part, "I may blame Edwards for posting the video, but I can't fault him for thinking doing so was OKbecause sports culture continues to send the message that such behavior is OK. It's wonderful that the big professional sports leagues slap rainbows on T-shirts in June. But over the course of the other 11 months, something happens that stops closeted athletes from wearing one."
Many are watching to see what Edwards' punishment will be.