On his Monday show, while discussing the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, the following exchange occurred:
Warner Wolf: He's been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.The Rev. Al Sharpton released a statement saying that the comment was "disturbing because it plays into stereotypes."
Imus: What color is he?
Wolf: He's African-American.
Imus: Well, there you go. Now we know.
However, in an email to the New York Times, Imus said "I meant he was being picked on because he’s black."
Uh huh. I'm not so sure, specifically because of the way he said it. But I could be wrong. What do you readers think? Is media jumping on Imus too quickly?
Listen to a clip from his show.