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Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:38 am
Edited on: August 5, 2011 4:04 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Rangers forward Sean Avery was arrested early Friday morning for battery on a peace officer and was taken to jail in the Los Angeles area. He has since posted bail of 20,000 and was released. Here is video of him leaving the jailhouse.

The story was first reported by TMZ.com.

Lt. Jorge Pardo told City News Service that a neighbor's noise complaint sent police to the home at around 1 a.m. Friday. Pardo said Avery answered the front door, shoved an officer and slammed the door but cooperated when officers knocked a second time.

The officer wasn't injured.

Naturally TMZ reported more details.

NHL star Sean Avery challenged cops to a FIGHT when they responded to his Hollywood Hills home this morning ... calling them, "Fat little pigs" ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told cops were dispatched to the home over a complaint about loud music -- and when they arrived to Avery's pad, the hockey star was NOT happy to see them.

Sources tell us 31-year-old Avery immediately began running his mouth at the cops -- telling them he would fight all of them ... even challenging them to, "Come back without your badges."

He has since been released after posting bail.

The incident comes a week after former teammate Alex Frolov was quoted as saying Avery did use racial slurs on the ice. Frolov denied ever saying them and called them fabricated. Still, there was this part of the "quote" that stands out today.

"[He] isn't a fool. Lately he has become calmer, smarter. Before he'd get swept away with emotions and do something stupid. To mention each and every one of his stunts ... something always happens around him, it's a part of his job. He needs to be talked about. He loves it, he feels at home in the spotlight."

It was starting to seem like Avery beginning to mature, put an end to his bad boy label. Earlier this offseason he opened up a restaurant in New York and did a highly publicized promotion for New York's gay marriage proposal. Moreover, he hasn't been making as much noise for his antics on the ice, instead becoming more of your typical lower-line grinder. Then something like this comes along and makes people think "Same ol' Sean."

As of now, the Rangers have yet to make a public statement regarding the incident, saying they first would like to discuss internally. That doesn't sound like good news for Avery, who figured to see his role diminished to a fourth-line player this upcoming season. It puts a dwindling position on the team in just a little more peril. Not to say this is something that should get a guy booted from a team, but it won't do Avery any favors with the Rangers brass.

Photo: Getty Images

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:29 am
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Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

He should hire the attorney who handled the case whe Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney stole that horse from a cop years ago!!

Avery is a good hockey player. I'll give him that. But, it doesn't seem to make up for his antics. He's a pain, an agitator, and a few other expleitves that could describe him. There's been countless players in the NHL over the years, who many players and fans have despised, but if they had the chance to have him on their team, they'd take him in a heartbeat. Avery doesn't seem to be one of them.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 9:55 am
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

Who cares?  Sean Avery is /was a 2-bit hockey player who will always be an attention whore.  The most misguided thing about this clown is his sense that he's a star, or some sort of red-carpet diva.  Sure he's made much more money in the NHL than he deserves for his play / worth.  But he hasn't made enough money to be living his Hollywood fantasy lifestyle for long.  This clown pranaces around like he's a Kardashian or something, living in Hollywood with his poser wardrobe and glasses, and opening up a resteraunt in NYC.  Wouldn't surprise me to see him be completely broke within 10 years max of his retirement. 

On the fighting the Cops thing - another misguided Avery trait.  This guy isn't tough - he's a little rat.  I'd love to meet him on the street and go toe-to-toe.  Wouldn't last long cause I'd drop that p*ssy with one shot - bye-bye poser glasses. What a chump.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

Avery isn't tough on the ice, he's a cheapshot artist. When you pretend to skate away then jump a guy you are pathetic. I'd say he's a goon but that would be demeaning to goons who actually have a purpose and are tough. On a good team he's a third stringer, on the Rangers he's 1st or 2nd. How does a guy who could easily be replaced by any number of AHLers get this many chances in the league? He must have pictures of somebody doing something?



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

Sean Avery challenged cops to a FIGHT when they responded to his Hollywood Hills home this morning ... calling them, "Fat little pigs" ... Avery immediately began running his mouth at the cops -- telling them he would fight all of them ... even challenging them to, "Come back without your badges."
I'd sooner trust the Weekly World News than a TMZ report but if this is true, Sean Avery just gained about 10,000 Awesome Points.




Since: Aug 12, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

Avery is just a bad person.  In the end when you evalute your footprint in the world, he'll end up as a minus player.  Very sad to go through life and realize at the end the world was better off without you. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 10:47 am
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

SORRY THE SOURCE FOR THIS HACK ARTICLE IS TMZ PEOPLE, just as bad as CBS.....


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 1:16 am
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Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

..Nice pic Shaun...Cover child for next months "MANDATE"???



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Rangers' Avery arrested for battery on an officer

to all you morons out there who think you can play your cheap lame music as loud as you want this is what is you get justice served


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