The 50 Dirtiest Athletes in Sports History

16. Sean Avery

Sport: Hockey
Career: 1998-Present
Dirty Highlights

Unlike most hockey players on this list, Avery doesn't use sheer brutality to get his opponents to hate him, but instead has mastered the kind of aggravating tactics that have enemies wanting to skate on his throat. OK, maybe not. But the league did implement the "Avery Rule" a day after he used this bizarre stick-waving technique to distract Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur. We're thinking the "No Bitchassness Rule" would've made for a better title.

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