Sean Avery, for a long while we thought your
boorishwacky antics were adorable! Alas, turns out that the National Hockey League isn't so enamored -- because, moments ago, the league indefinitely suspended the Dallas Star for referring to a former flame, Old School co-star Elisha Cuthbert, as his "sloppy seconds." Those words of wisdom were uttered this morning during an interview with TSN, during which he used that particular phrase to refer to Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf and his latest squeeze, who was an Avery ex from way back. Avery now has a date with Commissioner Gary Bettman for his "inappropriate public comments not pertaining to the game." Well, which game?
And you know who totally supports the suspension? Tom Hicks, according to the Stars' official press release. Says the bossman: "I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery. Had the league not have suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so." So there. --Robert Wilonsky
Update: Here's the video of Avery uttering the comments that got him the suspension.
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