Imus Gets 2-Week Suspension

By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 8:22 PM CDT
Radio personality Don Imus, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton appear face-to-face on Rev. Sharpton   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Five days after characterizing the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed ho's," renegade radio personality  Don Imus received a two-week suspension from NBC News and CBS Radio, along with a mandate that he must change the tone of his show, the Times reported. Imus made a contrite appearance on "Keepin It Real," the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show.

Sharpton was unmoved  by Imus's plea to be seen as "a good person who said a bad thing," repeating his call for the shock jock's resignation; the Rev. Jesse Jackson led a fifty-person protest in front of NBC's Chicago office.  Both Sharpton and NBC have classed Imus as a racist.