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Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:05 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Rangers agitator Sean Avery is going to be safe from criminal chargers after all, according to TMZ.com. It was later confirmed by Rangers Newsday writer Steve Zipay.

Avery was arrested earlier this month and spent the night in jail before posting bail the next morning for battery on a peace officer at his Los Angeles-area home. The officer was responding to a noise complaint at Avery's house and when it was reported that Avery pushed the officer at the door and closed the door. It was also alleged Avery called the offers "fat little pigs" and threatened to fight them.

Instead, after an investigation, it is being determined that nobody was pushed. From the TMZ report:

We're told the officer who made the battery report did so after his foot was caught in Avery's front door -- and multiple witnesses have corroborated the story.

According to sources, police don't believe it's appropriate to charge Avery -- and agree the matter would be best handled by an informal meeting with the L.A. City Attorney, who's expected to officially close the case ... without prosecution.

Zipay added to it with a statement from the Los Angeles D.A. office saying the cops "never presented us with a case ... they closed their investigation."

Because of the initial report, Avery's role with the Rangers was in question for next year. He already figured to have a slightly smaller role, so escaping criminal charges allows him and the team to move on and prepare for the upcoming season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:28 am
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Since: Jan 25, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

What a jerk.  I bet he'd be crying for the police if there was a real problem at his house.  Clearly if the charge against him was being stupid he'd be found guilty.  I don't know why the Rangers gave him another chance.


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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:23 pm
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Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:46 am
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

This is so typical of news. they put up this big headline that he was arrested FRONT PAGE news!!!!...then he is cleared and it is in the middle in small print!!! News Sucks!!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2011 2:58 am
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

Hey Sean, you've got one skate in the NHL and one skate in 'Bolivia'; my wife usta say..., it meant oblivion.  Man you're a good player but get the cement knocked off those hands.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2011 2:58 am
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

Hey Sean, you've got one skate in the NHL and one skate in 'Bolivia'; my wife usta say..., it meant oblivion.  Man you're a good player but get the cement knocked off those hands.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:41 am
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

10-4 that... this guy and stupid are happily married. 



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Rangers' Sean Avery reportedly cleared of charges

I'm sure he will do something else stupid very soon!!!!


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