Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush is under fire for using anti-gay slurs on Twitter, the AP reported.

The 26-year-old Rush played for the University of Kansas in college for three seasons and was drafted by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers in 2008.

During a disagreement with a fan on Twitter, Rush tweeted that he was playing a professional sport with the best and that a male fan was “probably over there playing with lil boys.” He also sent messages that included, “Go ride a dick or something? Faggots” and “Go suck a pigs dick!” The tweets have since been deleted.

Rush's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the account, @IamThaKing25, had been hacked and that Rush had not messaged those comments.

Pacers officials are not allowed to speak with Rush due to the NBA lockout, but Pacers President Larry Bird released a general statement.

“I was young once,” he said. “I did a lot of things I regret. All we can do is inform the guys how we feel about it and be careful out there.”

“We have concerns, but the culture here is a lot different than it's been in the past. We expect our players to do the right things, and I think they will.”