Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pacers' Hibbert fined for gay slur and cursing

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert was fined $75,000 on Sunday by the NBA for gay slur and cursing at the news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

"While Roy has issued an apology, which is no doubt sincere, a fine is necessary to reinforce that such offensive comments will not be tolerated by the NBA," Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.

Earlier Hibbert apologized for his "insensitive remarks."

"They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views," he said in the statement. "I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television."

Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on Miami's LeBron James with "no homo," a phrase that implies fear of appearing gay. He also called reporters "mother f--s."

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