Rutgers team accepts Imus' apology for remark

The Rutgers women's basketball team has accepted radio host Don Imus' apology for a racist remark about the team. "We, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knight basketball team?accept Mr. Imus' apology,

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2007, 11:21 PM

Updated 6,217 days ago

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Rutgers team accepts Imus' apology for remark
The Rutgers women's basketball team has accepted radio host Don Imus' apology for a racist remark about the team.
"We, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knight basketball team?accept Mr. Imus' apology, and we are in the process of forgiving," coach C. Vivian Stringer read from a team statement Friday. "We still find his statements to be unacceptable, and this is an experience that we will never forget."
The team and Imus met at the governor's mansion in Princeton Thursday after news broke that Imus was being dropped by CBS. Imus did not talk to the media afterwards, but Stringer spoke briefly. She says she is proud of her 10 players and she hopes everyone can put Imus' slurs behind them. "On behalf of the Rutgers women's basketball team, we had a very productive meeting," said Stringer.
On Wednesday, a week after the remark and after advertisers began pulling their support, MSNBC said it would no longer televise the show. CBS fired Imus Thursday from the radio show that he has hosted for nearly 30 years.
Related Information:Rutgers students protest Imus racial comments Rutgers coach, team respond to Imus' comments


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