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Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert Fined A Whopping $75,000 for Anti-Gay Rant

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

While Hibbert has issued an apology, 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 Sunday, the team issued a statement from Hibbert in which he said he was sorry for his “insensitive remarks.”

Hibbert said Saturday night that he didn’t care if he got fined.

In his statement Sunday, he said, “I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night.”

Yeah.  So do we.

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