NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Shock jock Don Imus is in hot water again for a racial remark about an African-American athlete, a Washington publication reported.
Imus lost his syndicated talk radio show and MSNBC simulcast last year after he made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. He issued a public apology to the team and the African-American community, and was hired by another network a few months later.
Politico said Imus recently made another offensive remark on-air, however, while discussing how Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones wants to ditch his nickname.
Told during the conversation that Jones has "been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005," Imus asked one of his on-air sidekicks, "What color is he?"
"He's African-American," the co-star said.
"Well, there you go," Politico quoted Imus as saying. "Now we know."
Politico said neither Imus nor his current employers at Citadel Broadcasting Corp. were willing to comment on the verbal exchange.
Imus' "Imus in the Morning" show is distributed by ABC Radio Networks and simulcast in video on RFD-TV.