Some Say Imus Suspension Not Enough

April 10, 2007

The Rutgers women's basketball team has broken its silence on the Don
Imus controversy that has dragged the team into the national spotlight. His two-week suspension doesn't start until Monday, so Imus was on the
air this morning still apologizing for the racially charged remarks he made about players on the predominantly black team.

"I need to stand in front of them and say I'm sorry," said Imus, radio personality.

Imus is under fire for this exchange on his show last week.

"Thats some rough girls from Rutgers, man they got tattoos," said Imus.

"Thats some hardcore (beep)," said Imus' producer.

"Thats some nappy headed (beep) there, I'm gonna tell you that," said Imus.

Imus has a history of making controversial comments on the air. He once called Colin Powell a weasel and the New York Knicks a group of chest-thumping pimps.

"He has basically built a reputation for being uncaring, unthinking,
unfeeling regarding women and minorities, and we're saying enough is
enough," said Barbara Ciara, Vice President of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Many African American leaders, including the reverend Al Sharpton, say
the suspension is not enough and that Imus should be fired. CBS Radio has deplored his comments, and MSNBC says his broadcast future depends on his ability to clean up his act.

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