NEW YORK (PIX11)—
New York Knick star Amar’e Stoudemire apologized Monday used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to a fan who had reached out to him on the website first.
The fan, who has the username @BFerrelli tweeted at Stoudemire, “You better come back stronger and quicker to make up for last season." In response, the Knicks’ power forward used a gay-slur and additional foul language in his address to the fan, according to reports. Shortly after the reply was sent, Stoudemire tweeted
"I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro. No Excuses. Won't happen again."
The NBA has released a statement that the tweets “will be reviewed”
NBA Commissioner David Stern has recently been strict on his stance toward his players making anti-gay slurs by recently fining Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using slurs toward a referee.
Soon after those events, the NBA created a public service announcement featuring Grant Hill and Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns to educate fans about homophobia.
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