Rangers' Avery arrested for shoving L.A. cop

Rangers' Avery arrested for shoving L.A. cop
August 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Friday, August 5, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New York Rangers player Sean Avery has been arrested in California after police claim he shoved an officer at his Hollywood Hills home.

Lt. Jorge Pardo tells City News Service that a neighbor's noise complaint sent police to the home at around 1 a.m. Friday. Pardo says Avery answered the front door, shoved an officer and slammed the door but cooperated when officers knocked a second time.

The officer wasn't injured.

The 31-year-old hockey player was booked on suspicion of battery on a police officer. He remains jailed Friday morning on 20,000 bail.