Apparently this has become a really big deal. I got a lot of people asking for the text of Imus apologizing so here it is ...
From the April 6 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning:
IMUS: Want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team. It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, so, and we're sorry.
So what did he do?
On April 4th Imus called the Rutger's womens basketball team a bunch of "nappy headed hos" right after his producer Bernard called them some "hard core hos" and the game against Tennessee as a "Spike Lee thing," adding, "The Jigaboos vs. The Wannabees -- that movie that he had." Then after a while our favorite idiot, Sid Rosenberg (filling in - you might remember he was removed long ago for this ) blurts out . "The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the [National Basketball Association's] Toronto Raptors."
Here's the audio