Is that how the Absolute Moral Authority game works now? Victims retain de facto veto power in perpetuity over their assailant’s career choices? That’s an even better deal than Fred Goldman got in garnishing O.J.’s wages after the civil suit.

Thankfully, the team has chosen to be gracious and forgiving. Which leads me, with cautious optimism, to believe they have not in fact been “scarred for life.”

Don Imus can do whatever he likes including return to the radio airwaves.

That’s the feeling of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball players, whom Imus branded with a racial comment last winter…

[W]hen I asked player Essence Carson, who speaks for the team, if she minded Imus’ return, the tall beauty responded with aplomb.

“We never asked for his resignation in the first place,” she said. “He can do whatever he wants to.”

Would she consider being a guest on Imus’ new show, set for Citadel Broadcasting’s WABC in New York? Carson, no fool, just shook her head. She had more important things to think about.

Later I asked [coach C. Vivian] Stringer the same questions, but the famed coach just sort of whisked the air with her hand. A man she identified as director of sports for Rutgers said, “It’s all in the past.”

Exit question which we’re all already thinking anyway: Where does this leave Reverend Al?

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