Report: Sean Avery off hook

Updated: August 18, 2011, 2:45 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

New York Rangers forward Sean Avery reportedly will not be charged after being arrested Aug. 5 in California on allegations he shoved an officer at his Hollywood Hills home.

The New York Daily News confirmed a TMZ report that no charges will be filed. TMZ reported that a shove did not even occur, and that the police officer tripped while entering Avery's home.

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Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Jorge Pardo told City News Service at the time that a neighbor's noise complaint sent police to the home at about 1 a.m. local time.

Pardo said 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.

Avery, 31, was booked on suspicion of battery on a police officer. He was released about seven hours later after posting $20,000 bail.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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