Imus Will Meet With Rutgers Players
April 10, 2007 at 9:10 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE and WFAN-A/NEW YORK host DON IMUS will privately meet with the RUTGERS' women's basketball team at an undisclosed time and place, team captain ESSENCE CARSON told a press conference TUESDAY. CARSON said that the team was full of "anger and disgust" over IMUS' "nappy-headed hos" comments last week, charging that IMUS had "stolen a moment of pure grace from us" and the incident had "taken a toll on us mentally and physically," although CARSON asked where the networks were when the team "made history" by reaching the NCAA championship game. CARSON later added that IMUS had not apologized to the players personally.
Also at the press conference, RUTGERS President RICHARD MCCORMICK ripped IMUS for his comments as "despicable" and said "we cannot stand in silence and let these young women be unfairly attacked. They did nothing to invite the words that DON IMUS used."
Women's basketball coach C. VIVIAN STRINGER stressed the effect on women in general and called the players "the best this nation has to offer and we are so very fortunate to have them at RUTGERS. They are young ladies of class, distinction. They are articulate. They are gifted."