Former NHLer Sean Avery Calls Out Dancing With the Stars Producer

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Well, Sean Avery definitely didn’t run from controversy during his NHL career and apparently nothing has changed. Now the former pro hockey player is creating more “shenanigans” for which he was known during his days with the Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings. After being eliminated from the TV competition Dancing With the Stars, Avery claims he was unfairly sent home and is ready to tell anyone about it who will listen.

“I think we knew as of probably Monday last week that our fate was sealed. I had a conversation with Conrad, one of the producers, and I was upset at the package that they had brought in the week previous, and it was a very tacky attempt to show me as the bad boy of DWTS. And I think in reality TV or some sort of competition, if you have a disagreement with the producers then generally that seals your fate quite early.”

Naturally, ABC, the network on which Dancing With the Stars airs, declined comment on the matter, but all the chatter is predictable: They weren’t ready for the shenanigans that come with Avery. Even more so, they had no idea what they were getting into with allegedly kicking him off the show unfairly.

Of course, Avery is the only one calling B.S. at this point, but his fan base is definitely with him. Reactions on Twitter ranged from anger to sympathy, but all were supportive, except for the ones who just find his shenanigans amusing. Regardless, you can bet this isn’t he last we’ve heard of one of the most entertaining hockey players (and Dancing With the Stars contestants) of all time.

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