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Sean Avery: New York Rangers Agitator Getting Off the Hook with LAPD

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers in action during a game against the Calgary Flames on November 22, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by Lou Capozzola/Getty Images)
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Brandon GudovitzCorrespondent IIAugust 18, 2011

The New York Rangers haven't come forward yet with Sean Avery's future with the team. Avery has made headlines around the leagues this off season, which might have suggested that his time with the team was done, and possibly the league. But there has been a new twist.

Avery was allegedly facing battery charges on a member of the LAPD for events that occurred on August 5, 2011.  Avery was accused of taunting the LA's finest after responding to a noise complaint coming from Avery's Hollywood Hills home. After Sean Avery answered the door, he supposedly shoved a police officer and slammed the door in his face...all after calling them "little fat pigs," of course. He was later taken into custody and posted a $20,000 bail.

The police department's investigation is coming to an end that Avery will greatly benefit from. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that "no criminal charges of any kind will be filed against Sean Avery stemming from his August 5 arrest for battery on a police officer." The source apparently revealed that the officer who was "shoved" was never pushed, but just had his foot caught in the door of Avery's home.  Witnesses have corroborated the story as well. 

This case will still head to the city attorney for further discussion, but it is speculated that they case will be closed without prosecution. 

Even though Avery might be cleared of all criminal charges, the NHL might take a look at this case and dish out some disciplinary actions themselves. A possible suspension could cause the Rangers to move the agitator and clear up some more room for their youth. 

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