Skip to content

Sean Avery update: Free on bail with September 2 court date; called cops “fat little pigs”

Aug 5, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

Sean Avery Getty Images

Sean Avery‘s bad morning of partying in his Hollywood home that saw him land in jail after allegedly shoving a police officer is over.

Jesse Spector of the New York Daily News reports that Avery was released from jail on $20,000 bond and will have a court date on September 2 to face the music in California. TMZ who broke the story initially early this morning is reporting some more disappointing details of how Avery’s arrest broke down when police were responding to complaints of loud music at his home.

As it turns out, Avery’s chirping isn’t just an on-ice phenomenon but also apparently comes into play when dealing with the police.

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.”

Well, there’s not much more you can really say with this other than, perhaps, this is just Sean Avery being Sean Avery. We’ve seen him run his mouth countless times on the ice and while that’s all well and good during a game, doing it real life has actual consequences, not those determined by the Wheel of Justice.

If there’s an upside to this, we can at least be happy that Avery didn’t pull the, “Don’t you know who I am?” card on the cops. Considering it all went down in Hollywood, that probably wouldn’t have worked out too well anyhow.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    What an idiot this guy is. Hopefully people will realize his antics on the ice are not a result of him being an effective player but rather an arrogant jerk with no respect for his opponents or teammates (or apparently people in general). I hope the Rangers come to their senses and get rid of this clown for good. He’s a disgrace to hockey, nothing more

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM

      I’m disappointed he still has at least 8 fans

  2. drjweeks - Aug 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    DOUCHE!!! He’s a guy I would walk up to and punch in the face just to say i did it. I’d give him a run too, guarunteed.

  3. tomahawk12 - Aug 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Too bad for cameras…….needs some street justice, aka wood shampoo…..idiot.

    • derpdederpdederp - Aug 5, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      I know eh? I wish the cop he pushed had responded with a club to the nuts or a taser to the face

  4. quizguy66 - Aug 5, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Whoa did he give ‘em the full Schoenfeld and say “Have another doughnut!” too?

    -QG

  5. trbowman - Aug 5, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Somebody please nail this guy.

    • bbk1000 - Aug 5, 2011 at 6:24 PM

      “Nail this guy”, I hope you are not trying to make inappropriate advances towards him.

      Seriously, if you make that much money and like to throw parties please buy enough property where nobody can hear the noise.

      Let’s go Rangers!!!!!

      • derpdederpdederp - Aug 5, 2011 at 7:29 PM

        I dont care how much money you have, it doesnt give you a license to be a douche (not that Avery needs one). I hope youre not one of those Rangers fans that makes excuses for him and talks about what an effective player he can be and all that bs. the guy is scum and I hope he doesnt have a spot an nhl roster next season

  6. nhlbruins90 - Aug 5, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Like many people, he needs to learn where the ice ends and real life begins.

    Many people foolishly equate fighting on the ice with street fighting. Most aren’t hockey fans, and most would genuflect in front of Ali. Ironic, ain’t it. It’s two different things.

    Avery doesn’t understand that his bravado, while entertaining on the ice, doesn’t translate outside of the rink. Especially when dealing with the police. The cops are not an opposing team to be challenged or intimidated. They must be laughing their asses off down at the Hollywood precinct. C’mon Sean, get it together.

    Having said that, $20k bail for a drunken scuffle with the cops sounds a bit high, no? I see armed robbery and worse all the time for smaller bail than that, at least in MA. Maybe it’s based on your ability to pay (to ensure that you show up), but it sounds high. Sounds like a fun party, but I feel for the neighbors.

  7. stakex - Aug 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    One thing I would like to point out is this: We really have no idea what happened at said party. We know what the police are saying. Who knows if things happened exactly as they said. I’ve met my fair share of cops over the years who are extremely confrontational, and do all they can to provoke people. In fact, I’ve seen cops respond to a party I was at because of the noise (and cars parked on the street), and instead of asking nicely for the music to be turned down… they started yelling and barking orders. I can kinda see someone being drunk lashing out at such behaviour from police. I’m not saying these cops definatlly provoked this…. but it IS possible.

    Also, I bet at least half the people trash talking Avery over this have done some really dumb things while drunk. Its not an excuse of course, however I am willing to be there is a lot of hypocicy going around.

    Another intresting point: When someone like this happens in the NHL, its front page news. When it happens in the NFL, no one cares. Kinda funny how that works.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM

      True, but it’s Sean Avery were talking about. I wasn’t there either but I don’t doubt the cops showing up was enough to provoke him. I’ve done my fair share of stupid things but I’ve yet to assault a cop and until then anything I say about Avery is not hypocritical

    • quizguy66 - Aug 7, 2011 at 11:37 PM

      Dude they have a section on profootballtalk.com called “Turd Watch” including a “Days without an arrest” meter on it. The Florio empire was practically been built on that – of course people care when it happens in the NFL!

      -QG

Featured video

Worst team in the NHL?

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Staal (3300)
  2. C. Crawford (3299)
  3. P. Stastny (2581)
  4. M. Gaborik (2568)
  5. E. Kane (2529)
  1. A. Kopitar (2354)
  2. V. Hedman (2177)
  3. D. Heatley (2100)
  4. J. Franzen (1996)
  5. V. Nichushkin (1996)