Sean Avery's in trouble again.
And this time, at least temporarily, he's behind bars.
According to multiple reports today, the New York Rangers winger was arrested at 1 a.m. local time at his Los Angeles home, where he was holding a party and the police had shown up twice due to noise complaints.
NBC New York reported early this morning that "when officers came to the house, Avery argued with police and attempted to go back inside his house, pushing an officer out of the way. Avery then slammed the door and refused to come out. Officers continued to talk to the 31-year-old, asking him to come out, but he refused and additional officers were called to the location."
When Avery eventually came out of his home, he was apparently cooperative but was arrested for "battery of a police officer." Bail was set at $20,000 and, as of early this morning, he remains in jail.
Known for his antics on the ice and off it, Avery had toned things down lately, instead making headlines for more positive reasons when he made statements in support of gay marriage in New York.
Previously, however, he was suspended by the NHL and forced to take counselling for controversial comments about ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert in December of 2008. The incident was the end of his tenure in Dallas, which lasted five months, and Avery was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Rangers.
This coming season will be the last on that contract, and it remains to be seen what sort of interest there'll be in him around the league given his reputation.