UPDATE: On Thursday, Avery publicly apologized saying, "I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Calgary ... I should not have made those comments and I recognize that they were inappropriate ... It was a bad attempt to build excitement for the game, but I am now acutely aware of how hurtful my actions were. I caused unnecessary embarrassment to my peers as well as people I have been close with in the past." On Friday the league suspended him for six games. NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman said, "Sean had been warned over the last year that he was getting close to the line too many times."
Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery called a press conference to comment about his ex-girlfriend and actress Elisha Cuthbert's relationship with fellow NHL player Dion Phaneuf. What did he say to get him in such hot water?
"I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada ... I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the game tonight." Then he walked off. Nice!
The NHL said that his use of the term "sloppy seconds" crossed the line. Avery is famously disliked in the league and is now becoming more famous for his off-the-ice antics like partying and working in fashion (he's a Vogue intern).
Do you think the term is suspension-worthy?
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