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Don Imus opens old wounds with Pacman Jones comments

Don Imus opens old wounds with Pacman Jones comments Controversial radio personality Don Imus is back on the job and we didn't wait long for the next racial scandal - Imus comments on troubled NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones. It all began on Monday, when during an on-air conversation about suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, his latest arrest, and the fact that Adam Jones doesn't want people to call him "Pacman", Imus asked "What color is he [Jones]?" Sports announcer Warner Wolf told Imus that Adam Jones was African-American, to which Imus made the controversial comment: "There you go. Now we know."

 Imus and his latest controversial comments regarding Adam "Pacman" Jones were quickly picked up by the media, forcing Don Imus to attempt and clarify the meaning of "There you go. Now we know." Imus released the following statement: "I meant that he was being picked on because he's black." A response from Rev. Al Sharpton read: "I find the inference of his remark disturbing because it plays into stereotypes. We will determine in the next day or so whether or not his remark warrants direct action on our part."

 WABC and Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Vice President Phil Boyce said Imus would explain his comments on his Tuesday morning show and said it was unlikely the broadcasters would take disciplinary action. When last year the "nappy-headed hoes" scandal began, the odds makers at BodogSports were quick to offer odds on if Imus would be able to keep his job, with "no" being a favorite outcome by a landslide. If the latest Imus comments manage to stir the pot, the bookie has assured odds on Imus would be quick to follow.

 Published on 06/24/2008

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