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Sean Avery arrested, charged with battery for shoving Hollywood police officer

Aug 5, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

Sean Avery AP

It’s been said many times that nothing good happens after midnight. For Rangers forward Sean Avery that’s holding especially true.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ breaks the news that a noise complaint over a loud party at Avery’s home was called in to police by a neighbor at 1:00 a.m. and when Avery answered the door as police arrived to break things up, he shoved the officer at the door and slammed the door behind him.

Avery was arrested and charged with battery on a peace officer for the shove and taken to a Hollywood jail and held on $20,000 bail. For Avery, this arrest piles on to what’s been a weird offseason filled with highs and lows with things that have absolutely nothing to do with what he’s done on the ice recently.

Avery’s done his part to help gay rights in New York taking a stand for the marriage equality bill that passed in New York State. Avery was also allegedly mentioned by former teammate Alex Frolov for using racist remarks to goad opponents into snapping off at them, something Frolov later denied saying to a Russian news site.

Adding this arrest on top of the latter story, and people are going to start thinking that Avery is heading down a dangerous path once again. Judging by the description of what happened in this situation, it sounds like to us that Avery picked the wrong time to let his emotions get the best of him and think he could win a fight. Instigating anything with a police officer is never the right way to go about things, but much like hockey, Avery was thrown in the sin bin to think about what he did.

  1. nickr214 - Aug 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    No surprise there. Hope he gets kicked out of the league next year

  2. jwcamp - Aug 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Definitely a finalist in the Douche-of-the-Century contest. The NHL would be so much better without him.

  3. dreadpiratesteve - Aug 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    He looks like Jeff Goldblum with a flat top in that picture. Hopefully he’s out of the league and on to his second love of “men’s” handbag modelling within a year.

  4. jpelle82 - Aug 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    sure it wasnt WEST Hollywood?…what a queer

  5. mgp1219 - Aug 5, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Avery only likes to play hockey because “puck” and “stick” sound like “suck” and “dick”.

  6. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou - Aug 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Was the cop screening Avery’s net?

  7. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    What an idiot, a complete disgrace to the game. He just proved he has no respect for anyone or anything. But we already knew that

  8. bcjim - Aug 5, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    But, but, but he is such a good guy, supporting gay marriage and all. Lmao.

  9. nhlbruins90 - Aug 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Somehow I knew this story would bring out all the fifth graders on this message board.

  10. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Aug 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    I may be misreading the writer’s intent…. Are you suggesting that if “he’s done his part” for gay marriage that he can act like an ass & menace?

    • dreadpiratesteve - Aug 6, 2011 at 1:13 PM

      That was kinda how it was worded wasn’t it? Later guys, I’m off to attend a gay marriage rally and then rob a bank.

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