Imus Gets $20M, Maybe a Comeback

DJ settles with network after getting hose for 'hos'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2007 3:18 PM CDT
Don Imus, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton appear face-to-face on Rev. Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Sharpton, who urged the Imus' firing, wouldn't object if the radio personality...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Shock Jock Don Imus may be returning to the airwaves, after a short vacation precipitated by a bit too much shock. Imus is reportedly in talks with WABC in what looks like a an embryonic attempt to launch a comeback, only four months after CBS fired him for calling the Rutgers womens basketball team "nappy-headed hos."

Meanwhile, the AP reports that Imus and CBS have settled a breach-of-contract suit out of court; neither party is releasing a figure, but Drudge says the axed cryptopundit will get $20M. Both parties have also signed "non-disparaging agreement," a formal deal not to badmouth each other. Al Sharpton is, incredibly, so far unavailable for comment.