Sean Avery Is Back To Being In The News For All The Wrong Reasons
Earlier this summer, while in a New York court to support same-sex marriage, New York Rangers left wing Sean Avery joked that being in a big court house made him nervous. Something tells us that he'll be even more nervous the next time he's in court.
That's because Avery was arrested earlier this morning and charged with battery on a police officer.
Avery allegedly shoved a cop responding to a loud party at his Hollywood home around 1 A.M, according to NBC. He was jailed and his bail set at $20,000.
This isn't the first time that Avery has faced negative publicity in his career, or even this week. In 2008, he was suspended by the NHL for comments he made about ex-girlfriend and actress Elisha Cuthbert, and this past week, former teammate Alex Frolov alleged that Avery would refer to opponents as "black monkeys."
Avery seemed to be in the public's good graces after he became one of the first professional athletes to come out and support gay marriage, but between allegedly assaulting police officers and claims that he's used racial taunts on the ice, that goodwill might be disappearing.
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