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Avery Rips NHLPA & Campbell

from the Long Beach Press-Telegram,
Kings forward Sean Avery, upset about being fined $1,000 for an alleged diving incident, unleashed his verbal fury Monday after he learned the fine will not be revoked. "It's a (expletive) joke and the players' association is a (expletive) joke," Avery said. Avery received the fine after his second diving violation of the season, which took place Nov. 3 at Phoenix. Avery sought to appeal the fine, which the league office issued although Avery was not penalized on the play, but Avery will have to pay, and perhaps pay another fine after Monday's outburst. Avery said he took issue not with league referees but with league discipline czar Colin Campbell - who could not be reached for comment Monday - and other NHL officials. Avery said he feels he is being targeted by the league for his outspoken nature. "No question," Avery said. "I'm sure (the fine) is just an excuse for the league to do something to me. This is obviously Colin Campbell sitting at his desk, or whoever looks at the tape (making decisions)."

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