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Imus takes a racial swipe at another black athlete.

By Amanda Terkel on June 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

"Imus takes a racial swipe at another black athlete."

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This morning on his show “Imus in the Morning,” host Don Imus “made a racially freighted comment” about an African-American athlete. Imus and his colleagues were discussing Adam “Pacman” Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and how he wants to now drop his nickname. At one point, Imus’s co-host, Warner Wolf, notes that Jones has “been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.” Imus’s reaction:

IMUS: What color is he?

WOLF: He’s African-American.

IMUS: Well, there you go. Now we know.

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In 2007, Imus was fired from his radio program for calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”

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