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Laraque apologizes after ad criticized

Updated: October 13, 2009, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- NHL tough guy Georges Laraque of the Montreal Canadiens is apologizing after appearing in an advertisement that violates NHL rules regarding alcohol.

The ad for alcoholic beverage Octane 7.0 shows Laraque playing street hockey with several scantily clad women, and it has drawn the ire of the NHL and some women's groups.

League officials sent The Canadian Press a copy of Article 25.1 of its collective bargaining agreement with the players' union that states no player can ...

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