Don Imus redux -- the "rap music made me do it" defense:
The longtime chairman of theboard admitted Monday that he had used the N-word during a board meeting, saying it "kind of slipped out."
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He said he had never used the term before.
"The first time I heard it was on television and then rap music or something," Papitto told WPRO.
This guy is 80, and he's heard the word only on TV and in rap music? Boy, I thought I had led a sheltered life . . .