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Hockey's Sean Avery arrested in L.A., accused of shoving cop

August 5, 2011 |  5:50 pm

Sean Avery arrested

Hockey player Sean Avery is well-versed in contact sports, but was he audacious enough to roughhouse the law?

That's the allegation being placed on the 31-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of battery around 12:30 a.m. Friday by police who'd responded to a complaint of loud music at his Hollywood Hills home, L.A. Now reported.

The athlete and sometimes fashionista was said to be argumentative with the officers, allegedly pushing one of them before slamming his door.

Looks as if that door was opened up again real quick, after additional police officers were called to deal with the former Los Angeles Kings player, who's now with the New York Rangers.

Avery was arrested on suspicion of battery, taken to the clink and released a little after 8 a.m Friday on $20,000 bail. He'll answer for the alleged fisticuffs in court Sept. 2.


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Photos: As an L.A. King in 2005, left, Sean Avery fights with a flipped-over Mike Fisher, the future Mr. Carrie Underwood, during a game from which Avery was later ejected; at right, Avery in New York Rangers gear during a 2011 Stanley Cup playoff game in April. Credits:  Jonathan Hayward / Associated Press, left; Bruce Bennett/Getty Images, right.