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LENO’S MOSTLY UNAMUSED AT JEWELL’S THREAT TO SUE

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Jay Leno got a lot of laughs from Richard Jewell jokes, but he's mostly unamused by Jewell's threat to sue.

During his Oct. 28 show, Leno apologized to Jewell for making him the butt of jokes and for calling him the "una-doofus," an apparent reference to the Unabomber. The security guard was recently cleared as a suspect in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing."We did make fun of the guy, and now it turns out the FBI has nothing," said Leno, joking that his apology "has nothing to do with the fact if he wins this lawsuit with NBC he'll be my new boss."

Jewell's lawyers said Monday they would review tapes of the Leno shows while they consider suing NBC over its coverage of the bombing investigation.

Jennifer Barnett, spokeswoman for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," said she had not heard from Jewell's lawyers.