The Rangers' Sean Avery won a settlement in his libel case against Toronto radio reporter Howard Berger following mediation earlier this month, Slap Shots has learned. The suit was brought in the aftermath of the pregame incident in Toronto on Nov. 10, 2007, after which Berger alleged that Avery had made comments to Jason Blake relating to the Leaf winger's previously diagnosed cancer. Terms of the settlement are confidential. Avery has at least one more pending suit relating to the incident.
Remember that incident between Blake, Tucker and Avery? Well, you also remember some less renounced media persons writing bullcrap about it (that Avery had thrown insults against Blake that was about cancer, which was false)? Berger just got served. I believe he's not that well liked among Toronto fans anyway.
Thanks to RangerBoy for digging it up on our board. I just guessed it could be of some interest to some of you.
I dislike Avery more then anyone but what Berger did, I hope he gets fired for that. Lying like that, about Avery said something about Blake's (or anyone's) cancer is the lowest thing anyone can do in journalism.
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IMO Cox is the best of the three. He's usually very predictable with his articles, but he has some sources. He knew who the Leafs were chasing in the off-season, he was one of the first sources on the Kubina and Kessel trades.
As for the original topic, good riddance. Stupid thing to say with no real source.