June 24, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don Imus says he was trying to "make a sarcastic point" about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerbarck Adam Jones.
Imus spoke today on his morning show about on-air comments yesterday that sparked a flurry of criticism. Months ago, he pledged to mend the wounds caused by a racist remark about a women's basketball team.
In Imus' words this morning, "What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason. I mean, there's no reason to arrest this kid six times."
During a conversation Monday about the arrests of Jones, Imus asked, "What color is he?"
Told by his sports announcer that Jones is "African-American," Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know."
Reacting last night, Jones says he's upset by the comments and that Imus "obviously" has problems with African Americans.
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