ENGLEWOOD - Denver Broncos quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt apologized for his behavior at Saturday’s Colorado-Colorado State game. Van Pelt, who played at Colorado State and often stirred up controversy in the rivalry with Colorado, attended Saturday’s game at Folsom Field with a T-shirt that had an obscenity on it. He also swore at some Colorado fans and made an obscene gesture toward them, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. “I made a big mistake,” Van Pelt said. “I think it’s one of the few times in my life I’m truly sorry. I made a classless decision. I have to represent the (Broncos) better than that.” Van Pelt said he didn’t go to the game with the intention of offending any one, but got caught up in the emotion of the game, which CSU lost. He apologized to the Broncos organization and took full blame for his actions. “There’s no excuse,” Van Pelt said. “I’m not trying to justify my actions. There’s no point to it. I made a mistake and I know it, I’m the first to say it. If I could go back and redo it, I would go back and redo it.” Mauck gone Quarterback Matt Mauck, a second-year player who had an offer to sign with the Broncos’ practice squad after he was cut Saturday, signed with the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad Monday. “If Denver wanted to keep Matt Mauck they could have, but they’ve waived him twice now,” said Mark Rodgers, Mauck’s agent. “At this point, Matt is a reasonable guy and he saw the writing on the wall.” The Broncos have two quarterbacks on the active roster and will add a quarterback to the practice squad this week. Odds and ends Cornerback Champ Bailey said he felt completely healthy after practice Monday. Bailey missed the preseason because of a hamstring injury but will start Sunday’s season opener against Miami. . . . Steven Feldman, the agent for former Broncos running back Maurice Clarett, said he has fielded some calls from NFL teams about his client but Clarett is not close to signing with a team. CONTACT THE WRITER: 476-4891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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