If Eliot Spitzer was Client 9, then Sean Avery may have been Client 10. That's if you believe some reports that have been floating around linking Avery to the prostitution ring that is believed to be the infamous Spitzer servicers.
Of course, the story comes from the Daily News. A
rag tabloid highly reputable newspaper in New York. So it's got to be complete crap have some credibility.
But anyway, here's the dish from the Daily News.
Avery's name and his personal cell phone number were in a client database for Davis' operation that was obtained by The News.
The spreadsheet contained the personal information of some 2,000 men, some of whom confirmed to The News that they had used the X-rated services.
Of course, Avery denied having anything to do with it. He said that it was probably one of his enemies, which he has a lot of, that put his name and number in there. And he also added the following:
"I do know that if I ever was to venture into one of these establishments, I definitely wouldn't use my own name," he said. "I think that that would probably be stating the obvious."
That's a pretty fair point. I think it's safe to say that in this case he's either telling the truth or a complete idiot. We may never know which one it is. What we do know is that it's just another episode of Avery being Avery. For those of you not familiar with the show, here's a quick recap from this season.
- Back in November, the FAN 590 in Toronto broke the story that Avery had made cancer jokes at the Leafs' Jason Blake. Avery's lawyers pressed them and they retracted the claim.
- He became contractually obligated to like the Rangers.
- We found out that Sabres fans are actually not fans of Avery.
- He didn't talk to the media for a while.
- We found out that the general populous of the NHL doesn't like him.
- Avery called out Marty Brodeur and Zach Parise.
- And of course there's the whole Elisa Cuthbert thing.