Rutgers Coach Fires at Imus

By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 10, 2007 12:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer struck back at Don Imus in a press conference today, calling his comments "deplorable, despicable and unconscionable"—but confirming that her players will meet with the foul-mouthed radio host. Stringer says her players are "valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies," not the' "nappy-headed hos" Imus so artfully called them last week.

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Meanwhile, Imus, continuing his clean-up operation, couldn't even hold his own against journalistic lightweight Matt Lauer on the Today show. Imus snapped at the host when Lauer compared him to recent posterboys for intolerance Michael Richards and Mel Gibson. The true sign of trouble? Even obnxiously upbeat Al Roker has called on the shock jock to resign. (Read more WNBA stories.)

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