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The NHL Will Take NO Action Against Wayne Simmonds For Calling Sean Avery A ‘F**cking Faggot’ During Game

Even though NY Rangers hockey player Sean Avery had come forward and said it was true, and Wayne Simmonds lips can be clearly read on videotape calling Avery a “fucking faggot” after an altercation at the Philadelphia Flyer’s v. New York Rangers hockey game on Monday night.  The NHL has decided that it WILL NOT take any action against  Wayne Simmonds  USA Today reports:

“Since there are conflicting accounts of what transpired on the ice, we have been unable to substantiate with the necessary degree of certainty what was said and by whom,” said NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell, who handled the case. “Specifically, Flyers player Wayne Simmonds has expressly denied using the homophobic slur he is alleged to have said. Additionally, none of the on-ice officials close to the altercation in question heard any inappropriate slurs uttered by either of the primary antagonists. In light of this, we are unable at this time to take any disciplinary action with respect to last night’s events.”

For those of you who don’t know hockey Colin Campbell,  is well known for being inconsistent (to the point of having charges of favoritism leveled at him from several quarters).  

Now I guess we should include homophobic as something we should let everyone known Campbell is well known for.

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