in the theatre world or the film and television world."But he acknowledges the transition from pro sports to the real world has been difficult even though he planned for it."You've just left a job that if your co-worker isn't pulling his weight, you can ask him to fight," he said.

"And you fight him and then you hug each other and you go back to work."So when you've been doing that since you were a teenager and now all of a sudden your livelihood depends on being in a situation where you have to play by a whole new set of rules, hard is a word that doesn't describe it."To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.

It makes for colourful reading in Avery's autobiography "Offside.

As Us Weekly previously reported, Avery was pulled over by Southampton, N. 30 after they received reports that he was throwing objects at speeding cars.

Police then discovered that he was in possession of prescription painkillers, including oxycodone, and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal mischief. PHOTOS: A-list honeymoon destinations His lawyer told Us in a statement that Avery "has prescriptions for the medications that were the basis of this charge and look forward to addressing the charges in court." He is due to appear at Southampton Village Justice Court on Oct.

He was pulled over in the Hamptons after receiving reports that he was throwing objects at moving cars, according to .

He was charged with criminal mischief and criminal possession of a controlled substance but was later released on $500 bail and will address the claims in court.

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Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.His book, co-written by Michael Mc Kinley, continues that trend as Avery throws out manhole-cover-sized brickbats."If you write a memoir, you have to write a memoir," he reasons."I had a lot of relationships in my career that weren't good relationships."There were a lot of coaches I didn't like. If they were important pieces to that year, I had to write about it."Former Atlanta and New Jersey star Ilya Kovalchuk is a soft Russian "who will never win because it's too hard."Former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is a home-wrecking "dirtbag" who left his wife for her sister-in-law.His sloppy seconds comment, he says, came in part out of annoyance that on that day in 2009 in Calgary, the media were more concerned with the dating game than matters "a million times more important" in the world.While Avery has blotted his copy sheet more than a few times, he has also blazed a trail.Avery's book is very much a love affair with New York City, the Rangers, model-wife Hilary Rhoda and a select band of hockey brothers led by Chris Chelios, Brett Hull and Brendan Shanahan."They were the ultimate big brothers who embraced personalities, who didn't try to change people," Avery said of the Hall of Fame trio.