Sean Avery: Sorry for ‘Sloppy Seconds’
Sean Avery, 28, the Dallas Stars NHL player who was recently suspended indefinitely for giving an interview in which he categorized 26-year-old ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert’s (24) relationship with fellow NHL player Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames as “sloppy seconds.”
“I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Calgary,” Avery said in a statement. “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.
“I apologize for offending the great fans of the NHL, the commissioner, my teammates, my coaching staff and the Dallas Stars management and ownership. As many of you know, I like to mix it up on and off the ice from time to time, but understand that this time I took it too far.”
This isn’t Avery’s first spin at the jerk rodeo. Click here for an entire list of his antics since beginning his NHL career with the Detroit Redwings in 1999.
Speculation abounds that Avery’s comments will result in him being dumped from the Dallas Flames permanently, and his $15.5 million dollar contact dissolved.
Avery will meet today with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the league’s New York office to determine his fate.