Statement by NCAA President Myles Brand and Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick Regarding Comments by MSNBC's Don Imus

Statement by NCAA President Myles Brand and Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick Regarding Comments by MSNBC's Don Imus

Apr. 6, 2007

STATEMENT BY NCAA PRESIDENT MYLES BRAND AND

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT RICHARD L. MCCORMICK

REGARDING COMMENTS BY MSNBCS DON IMUS

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The following is a joint statement by the presidents of the NCAA and Rutgers University regarding comments made April 4 during the nationally syndicated Don Imus program on MSNBC that referred to Rutgers womens basketball student-athletes in an insulting manner.

The NCAA and Rutgers University are offended by the insults on MSNBCs Don Imus program toward the 10 young women on the Rutgers basketball team. It is unconscionable that anyone would use the airways to utter such disregard for the dignity of human beings who have accomplished much and deserve great credit.

It is appropriate that Mr. Imus and MSNBC have apologized.

Link to MSNBC.com/Imus apology: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036713/

Statement by Rutgers Women's Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer: http://www.scarletknights.com/news/release.asp?prID=5203

Statement by Rutgers University: http://urwebsrv.rutgers.edu/medrel/viewArticle.html?ArticleID=5699

Contact: Greg Trevor

732-932-7084, Ext. 623

E-mail: gtrevor@ur.rutgers.edu

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