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                 === Audio of profane Pelini rant surfaces ===
 
 (Sports Network) - Bo Pelini has apologized after audio surfaced Monday of the
 Nebraska  football  coach going on  a profane  rant against fans and reporters
 after a 2011 game.
 
 Pelini,  Nebraska  chancellor Harvey Perlman and Cornhuskers athletic director
 Shawn  Eichorst  issued statements  hours after  Deadspin.com posted the audio
 online.
 
 Deadspin  said it received the audio from a tipster who said the recording was
 made Oct. 8, 2011, after the Cornhuskers came back from 21 points down to beat
 Ohio State.
 
 In  it, Pelini  uses expletives to express his apparent frustrations with fans
 and reporters.
 
 "I want to sincerely apologize for my comments from two years ago which became
 public  today," Pelini  said in his statement. "I take full responsibility for
 these  comments.  They were spoken in  a private room following the Ohio State
 game.
 
 "I  was venting  following a  series  of emotional  events which  led to  this
 moment.  That being  said, these comments are  in no way indicative of my true
 feelings.  I love it here in Nebraska and feel fortunate to be associated with
 such  a great university and fan base. I again apologize to anyone whom I have
 offended."
 
 Deadspin says the recording was made before Pelini's postgame radio interview.
 The  1-minute, 42-second  clip was posted two days after Nebraska's 41-21 loss
 to UCLA on Saturday.
 
 In it, Pelini says about Cornhuskers fans: "It took everything  in my power to
 not say, '[Expletive] you, fans. [Expletive] all of you.' [Expletive] 'em."
 
 A  man,  identified by  the website  as radio  host Greg  Sharpe of the Husker
 Sports  Network,  says a lot of  fans left at  halftime of the Ohio State game
 (when  Nebraska  trailed 20-6).  An  unidentified  woman  begins to  say  fans
 returned to their seats.
 
 Pelini   replies:  "Our  crowd.  What  a  bunch  of  [expletive]  fair-weather
 [expletive]  ...  they can all  kiss my a--  out the [expletive] door. Because
 the  day is  [expletive] coming  now.  We'll see  what  they can  do when  I'm
 [expletive] gone. I'm so [expletive] pissed off."
 
 The Nebraska coach also had choice words to say about two reporters, using the
 same type of profane language.
 
 Deadspin points out that Pelini seemed not to know he was being recorded.
 
 "I  am aware  of the publication of coach Pelini's comments," Perlman said. "I
 am  disappointed  and in discussions  with Shawn Eichorst about addressing the
 issue."
 
 Said  Eichorst: "I  am  disheartened  and disappointed  by  the 2011  comments
 published  today attributed to coach Pelini about our dedicated and passionate
 fans  and  supporters. I  have  spoken  with  Chancellor  Perlman and  I  have
 addressed the situation with Bo and expressed our deep concern."
 
 Pelini  is 51-21 in six-plus seasons as the Nebraska coach. In 2009, he signed
 a contract extension through the 2014 season.
 
 09/17 01:52:09 ET