NBA Fines Stoudemire $50K For Tweeting Gay Slur

NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after the New York Knicks star tweeted a gay slur.

Stu Jackson, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Tuesday in a release, calling Stoudemire’s language offensive and derogatory.

Stoudemire apologized Sunday to a fan for using the slur in response to a crude tweet in which the fan admonished the All-Star to “make up for this past season.”

The fan, (at)BFerrelli, tweeted his comment on Saturday and received a direct message containing an expletive and the slur from the account Twitter verifies as Stoudemire’s. BFerrelli, identified by the New York Daily News as Brian Ferrelli, posted a screen shot of the direct message. Direct messages can only be seen by the sender and the recipient.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • NBA Fines Stoudemire $50K For Tweeting Gay Slur | Property Cloud | PropertyCloud

    […] Read the full story and more.   Property Cloud   […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Sandwich Generation

Listen Live