Don Imus is defending a remark he made about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, saying he was trying to "make a sarcastic point."
Imus spoke Tuesday on his morning show about the on-air comments that sparked a flurry of criticism. Months ago, he pledged to mend the wounds caused by a racist remark about a women’s basketball team.
Imus said Tuesday: "What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason. I mean, there’s no reason to arrest this kid six times."
During a conversation Monday about the arrests of Jones, Imus asked, "What color is he?"
Told by a sports announcer that Jones is "African-American," Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know."