A three-letter word has just cost New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire $50,000, according to the Associated Press.
Stu Jackson, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations, called Stoudemire’s language offensive and derogatory in reference to a tweet sent over the weekend.
On Saturday, a disappointed fan identified as Brian Ferelli (@BFerrelli) tweeted the Knicks forward suggesting that he “come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season.” Stoudemire allegedly direct messaged Feralli back stating:
“Fuck you. I don’t have to do anything fag.”
The AP reports Stoudemire apologized early Sunday.
“I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off the plane and had time to think about it,” he said. “Sorry Bro!! No Excuses. Won’t happen again.”