Former King Sean Avery Charged With Battery on LAPD Officer
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Controversial hockey star Sean Avery was arrested early Friday morning after authorities say he shoved an LAPD officer.

Police were called just before 1 a.m. by a neighbor who complained about the noise from a party taking place at Avery's Hollywood Hills home.

When officers arrived, the former Los Angeles King allegedly argued with authorities before shoving an officer and slamming the door behind him, TMZ reported, adding that Avery called the officers, "Fat little pigs" and challenged them to a fight.

The website reports that when officers threatened to knock the door down, a much more cooperative Avery answered the door and was taken into custody.

Avery was booked at an LAPD jail on suspicion of battery on a peace officer.

The officer wasn't injured in the incident.

The 31-year-old New York Rangers player is known for his confrontational style of play on the ice.

Avery was suspended for six games in 2008 following his comments about an ex-girlfriend dating other hockey players.

Avery said a Calgary Flames player who was dating his ex-girlfriend was "falling in love with sloppy seconds."

He also created controversy this spring when he appeared in an ad supporting same-sex marriage in New York.

Avery was released from jail Friday morning.