#3. Shock Jock Cold-Cocked
Don Imus is no stranger to racist and sexist humor, but he crossed the line in April when he called Rutgers' mostly black women's basketball team "nappy headed hos." Although he initially dismissed the incident as "some idiot comment meant to be amusing," he soon apologized publicly amid mounting criticism and even met privately with the Rutgers team. But as several advertisers pulled out of deals with his CBS radio show and its MSNBC simulcast, both networks fired him. Imus settled his $40 million wrongful termination suit against CBS in August and in December returned to the air on ABC.
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