The NBA star at the center of the abortion scandal: "I don't want that child, Abort"

Minnesota basketball player Anthony Edwards found himself in the center of attention because of the content of the messages he sent to his partner

by Sededin Dedovic
The NBA star at the center of the abortion scandal: "I don't want that child, Abort"
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has found himself embroiled in controversy after private messages with his ex-partner Dreamy Paige Jorday were leaked. The scandal revolves around Jorday's alleged pregnancy and Edwards' responses, which have drawn heavy criticism for their dismissive and callous tone.

According to media reports, Jorday shared with Edwards recordings of her WhatsApp exchange, revealing a positive pregnancy test and her subsequent disclosure to him. His response was reportedly sharp: "You can't do that. I don't want that child.


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The leaked messages reportedly go further, showing Edwards' offer to financially assist Jorday with the abortion, reportedly to the tune of $100,000. This detail, along with the insensitive language used, sparked public outrage, raising concerns about Edwards' behavior and disregard for Jorday's autonomy.

Answer by Edwards

In response to the backlash, Edwards issued a brief statement on social media acknowledging his comments, but ultimately did not receive a sincere apology. "The comments I made at the time do not reflect what I stand for, what I believe in and what I want to represent as a man.

All women should be supported and empowered to make their own decisions about their bodies and what is best for them. I will resolve personal matters privately and will no longer advertise publicly on this issue," his statement reads.

The scandal casts a dark shadow over Edwards' promising career. The 22-year-old, a rising star in the NBA, was a first-round pick in the 2020 draft and a key member of Team USA at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. His performance on the court with the Timberwolves this season has been impressive, averaging 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game.

However, off-field drama threatens to overshadow his athletic talent and tarnish his image and reputation. Power dynamics in professional sports require examination to ensure that players, especially young stars, are not shielded from the consequences of their actions, especially those with potentially harmful social implications.

As the story unfolds, the public is waiting to see if Edwards will take real responsibility for his words and actions because he said almost nothing in his statement.