I figured out a way Imus could have (and maybe still can) extracted his foot from his mouth: He called the Rutgers' players "nappy-headed ho's" in the wrong context. He should have just declared it to be a rap song he was working on:
"I gots to steal, and come to blows,
the mans got all the dirty clothes,
he's always steppin' on our toes,
makin' time with nappy-headed ho's"
Maybe? Ya think?