NHL’s Sean Avery accused of shoving LA officer

New York Rangers player Sean Avery is out on bail after he was

arrested in California on allegations 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 was released about seven hours later after

posting $20,000 bail.

The Rangers say they’ll discuss the matter with Avery and have

no immediate comment.