Meyers Leonard Fined $50,000 and Suspended for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur


Basketball player suspended for using a racial slur off the court. Miami Heat Center Meyers Leonard was fined $50,000 today and suspended for one week by the end before his use of an anti Semitic slur streamed live while he was playing a video game this week. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Myers Leonard's comment was inexcusable and hurtful inside. An offensive term has no place in the N B A or in our society. Leonard will have to attend a cultural diversity program yesterday, NFL wide receiver Julian Edelman, who's Jewish, wrote Leonard on Twitter to invite him to a Sabbath dinner with friends in Miami to offer perspective and show the basketball player quote a fun time. Leonard has played in only three games this season and in January underwent shoulder surgery.

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