Amar'e Stoudemire Fined for Tweeting Gay Slur

The NBA said his language was offensive and derogatory

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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Amar'e Stoudemire Fined for Tweeting Gay Slur

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Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after he 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, @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 Daily News as Brian Ferrelli, posted a screen shot of the direct message.

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