MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been placed on unpaid leave until June 6 for calling radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.”

“MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program,” said a network representative in a statement on Wednesday evening. “Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Schultz has what I’d call a spirited temper. He sparred with former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele on a recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” that had even Maher asking that they settle down. And he had an on-air confrontation with liberal radio host David Sirota last week, telling Sirota to “Go to Hell!”