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Avery Gets His Retraction

from the CP,

...Avery denied making the comments and his lawyers served libel notices against the Fan and the Toronto Star over the matter. Berger voiced the 46-second retraction that aired Monday.

“It was my intention only to report accurately on what transpired during the pre-game warmup,” said Berger. “Based on Mr. Avery’s clear statement that he made no such remarks, my information and therefore my reporting does not appear to have been accurate.

“I truly regret reporting that Mr. Avery made any such comments. I apologize to Mr. Avery for having done so. And I hereby retract my comments about what transpired during the pre-game warmup on Nov. 10, 2007.”

update 8:22pm, Avery was just interviewed on MSG, said he is not done with this subject.  He doesn’t feel any better than he did before the statement read by Berger today and said the media cannot hide behind a pen and get away with it.  He plans to continue his fight on this topic.

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  Tags: howard+berger, media, new+york+rangers, sean+avery

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