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New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire Fined $50,000 for Calling Fan a 'Fag' Over Twitter

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New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire was fined $50,000 today by the NBA for calling a fan "fag" on Twitter late last week, the AP reports:

StoudemireStu 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 also issued an apology in a statement on Tuesday.

"I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people," he said. "I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan. I should have known better and there is no excuse."


New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire Calls Fan a 'Fag' Over Twitter

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The NBA is reportedly looking into a Twitter exchange over the weekend between a trolling fan and the New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, Larry Brown Sports reports:

StoudemireThe best way to deal with the criticism is to ignore it, but it appears Stoudemire had a lapse in judgment on Saturday when a follower called him a “deadass” and told him he needs to step his game up next season.

Amar’e sent a nasty direct message, which is a private message only the fan and not the public can see, but the fan later made the offensive message public by screenshotting it:

Skeptics immediately began accusing @BFerrelli of photoshopping the image, but he also posted an apology that Stoudemire sent him several hours later, presumably after he had seen some of the backlash his offensive direct message caused.

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