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Bad Boy Hockey Star Sean Avery Arrested for Shoving LAPD Cop, Called Officers 'Fat little pigs'

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Sean Avery is known as the "bad boy" of the National Hockey League, and his bad boy ways were allegedly on display in full force last night at a party in the Hollywood Hills. The Los Angeles Police Department were called to the party at Avery's home following neighbor complaints, reports TMZ, however Avery did not welcome the cops with open arms.

Instead, Avery reportedly shoved a cop on his doorstep, and then slammed the door. The New York Rangers star and onetime Los Angeles Kings player allegedly called the authorities "fat little pigs" and challenged them to a fight, then told them to "come back without [their] badges."

Avery did open the door again and cooperated, however his goose was cooked. He was arrested for battery on a police officer, taken to the Hollywood station, and held on $20,000 bail. Avery was released this morning, and has a September 2 court date.