I guess CBS has given in, and the world thinks Don Imus has been punished enough.
Lest we forget, inflammatory talk show host Don Imus he decided to cross the line and basically just degrade and stereotype the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights women’s basketball team back in the spring, as they lost to the Tennessee Volunteers in the NCAA Women’s Championship.
His comments from his show way back when...
“That’s some rough girls from
“Some hardcore hos,” said McGurk.
“That’s some nappy headed hos there, I’m going to tell you that,” Imus said.
And now this...
“Don Imus has reached a settlement with CBS over his multimillion-dollar contract and is negotiating to resume his broadcasting career.
Imus and CBS Radio “have mutually agreed to settle claims that each had against the other regarding the Imus radio program on CBS,” the network said in a statement Tuesday.
The terms of the settlement will not be disclosed, according to CBS, which confirmed only that the settlement had been reached.
The settlement pre-empts the dismissed radio personality’s threatened $120 million breach-of-contract lawsuit.
Meantime, Imus is taking steps to make a comeback with WABC-AM, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details had not been announced, also said the deal with CBS calls for a “non-disparaging” agreement that forbids the parties from speaking negatively about each other.
The settlement and possible comeback come more than four months after Imus created an uproar over his racist and sexist comments about the
Personally, I do not care if he comes back or not; however, if he does - good for him. I still think the man is a complete fool and harbors a lot of prejudice and ill feelings towards women and minorities.
He’s only getting another chance because his talent and ability to create revenue cannot be disputed.
There are probably more important things to worry about than a blowhard radio host coming back on the air, but I was not surprised by the news either.
Yeah, he's helped kids with cancer and what not, but he's had a long history of being offensive and ornery.
Folks, remember, the most important color in the world is green, not black or white…