Imus Gets $20M, Maybe a Comeback

DJ settles with network after getting hose for 'hos'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2007 3:18 PM CDT
Imus Gets $20M, Maybe a Comeback
Don Imus, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton appear face-to-face on Rev. Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Sharpton, who urged the Imus' firing, wouldn't object if the radio personality returned to the airwaves. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FILE)   (Associated Press)

Shock Jock Don Imus may be returning to the airwaves, after a short vacation precipitated by a bit too much shock. Imus is reportedly in talks with WABC in what looks like a an embryonic attempt to launch a comeback, only four months after CBS fired him for calling the Rutgers womens basketball team "nappy-headed hos."

Meanwhile, the AP reports that Imus and CBS have settled a breach-of-contract suit out of court; neither party is releasing a figure, but Drudge says the axed cryptopundit will get $20M. Both parties have also signed "non-disparaging agreement," a formal deal not to badmouth each other. Al Sharpton is, incredibly, so far unavailable for comment. (More Don Imus stories.)

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