Video of Former NHL Player Shows Him Hassling Homeless People

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Linesman Brian Murphy #93 penalizes Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 15, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty …
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Former NHL player Sean Avery has taken criticism for posting videos of himself harassing homeless people seemingly for fun. But as critics attacked him for the videos, Avery quibbled over the definition of the word “harassment.”

The former New York Ranger apparently took the videos in New York City and posted them to Snapchat.

The video drew heavy criticism with folks on social media wondering why a millionaire former hockey star was spending his time harassing homeless people.

For his part, Avery was unrepentant and even struck back saying he wasn’t harassing anyone by disputing how critics were using the word “harassment.”

Avery has displayed crude behavior many times in the past, once even being suspended back in 2008 for saying in an interview that other players who were going out with women he’d already dated were getting his “sloppy seconds.

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