Fired Imus Meets Players

By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2007 9:17 AM CDT
The Rutgers Basketball Team   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Don Imus sat down with the Rutgers women’s basketball team last night, hours after he became a former radio star for calling them “nappy-headed hos.”  The meeting, which included their coaches and parents, took place at the New Jersey governor’s mansion, whose proprietor, Jon Corzine, was en route when he was seriously injured in a car crash.

The Rutgers coach called the meeting "productive," as did Imus’s wife Deirdre, who begged Imus stalwarts to stop sending the athletes hate mail. CBS chief Les Moonves declared the axing yesterday afternoon, announcing that “all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air.”