NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Rangers agitator Sean Avery allegedly took his tough-guy act off the ice early Friday morning.
As first reported by TMZ, Avery was arrested in California for shoving a police officer “who was trying to break up a loud party at his home in the Hollywood Hills.”
LAPD confirmed the report on Friday morning.
Lt. Jorge Pardo told City News Service that police, around 1:00 a.m., responded to a complaint of excessive noise coming from Avery’s home. The 31-year-old Rangers star allegedly answered for police, knocked an officer out of the way and then slammed the front door.
Avery answered a second time and cooperated with police — but was still arrested for suspicion of battery on a police officer.
The officer wasn’t injured. Avery was released about seven hours later after posting $20,000 bail.
The Rangers said they’ll discuss the matter with Avery and had no immediate comment.
Avery made headlines earlier this year leading up to New York’s passage of same-sex marriage. He filmed a video in support of the issue for the Human Rights Campaign, which was the subject of backlash from some in the hockey community.
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