You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and shock jock Don Imus is learning that the hard way.
During an on-air conversation Monday about the arrests of Jones, who is suspended, Imus asked, “What color is he?”
Told by sports announcer Warner Wolf that Jones, who used to be nicknamed Pacman, is “African-American,” Imus responded: “There you go. Now we know.”
The days are gone when statements like that pull laughs. It’s blatant racism, pure and simple. Adam has every right to be furious. But the cornerback formerly known as Pac Man is taking the high road.
“I’m truly upset about the comments,” Jones told The Dallas Morning News in its Tuesday editions. “Obviously Mr. Imus has problems with African-Americans. I’m upset, and I hope the station he works for handles it accordingly. I will pray for him.”
How’s that for turning over a new leaf? The old Pac Man would have thrown down the gauntlet. But Adam Jones is reacting like a responsible, reasonable, religious man would. I guess this answers some of the questions about his character issues.
Topics: Adam Jones, Imus