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Imus apologizes for comments aimed at Rutgers women's basketball team

The StarTribune reports the Rutgers women's basketball team accepted radio host Don Imus' apology Friday for insulting them on the air, saying that he deserves a chance to move on but that the team hopes Imus will learn from his mistake.

"We still find his statements to be unacceptable, and this is an experience that we will never forget," coach C. Vivian Stringer read from a team statement a day after the team met personally with Imus and his wife.

NyTimes reports CBS finally after a week decided to fire Imus for the remarks he made about the Rutger's team. Mr. Imus, who has been broadcasting his program for more than 30 years, no longer has a home on either national radio or television.

Both CBS and MSNBC, who carried the show, were under pressure from women's groups and from black activists groups that were trying to get rid of the Imus. The decision to fire Imus came right before him and the Rutgers team met for Imus' apology at the governor's mansion in Princeton.

http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1118129.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/business/13imus.html?