Former NHLer and current Philadelphia Flyers GM Daniel Briere was “shocked” to see his son Carson’s actions of pushing down the wheelchair of a disabled person. The incident occurred on Saturday at a nightclub. On Tuesday a user posted the video as “disturbing” on social media, bringing light to the matter.
Carson Briere apologized for his “inexcusable” actions soon after the video went viral on social media. According to TMZ, no appropriate actions were taken against the junior hockey player. Carson’s university, Mercyhurst sent out apologizing statement to the media after the news came out.
According to reports, the disabled lady had to be physically carried down the stairs to use the restroom when Carson and his friend pushed the wheelchair down the stairs. The horrendous act was captured by the surveillance cameras as various Twitter users started sharing the video, accusing the 23-year-old of his actions.
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Video captures junior hockey player Carson Briere pushing down the wheelchair of a disabled lady
As of now, the police investigation has started regarding the incident. Carson, who is part of the junior hockey team at Mercyhurst University admitted to having a “serious lack of judgment” during the said incident. His father, former NHLer Daniel Briere found out about the incident as the fire spread on social media platforms.
Daniel noted, “I was shocked to see Carson’s actions in the video that was shared on social media yesterday”. “They are inexcusable and run completely counter to our family’s values of treating people with respect. Carson is very sorry and accepts full responsibility for his behavior.”
In a statement, Carson apologized stating he was “deeply sorry for my behavior on Saturday. There is no excuse for my actions and I will do whatever I can to make up for this serious lack of judgment”. Though he may be hearing from the police, his University has not declared any punishment.
Mercyhurst said in a statement, “The actions displayed in the video make our hearts heavy and fall short of our Mercy belief in the inherent dignity of each person”. “We pray for and are in solidarity with the victim and all persons with disabilities who rightfully find actions like this to be deeply offensive.”
“Our Mercy tradition also reminds us that students and all people who make poor choices deserve opportunities to learn, change behaviors, and atone for harmful actions.” In the video shared by Julia Zukowki, she said that the boy in the white hat was the 23-year-old who pushed down the wheelchair.
She added to the video, “I usually don’t post anything serious on my twitter but something happened Saturday night and just can’t stomach the thought of this kid getting away with it. In the video below is a @MercyhurstU student and is currently on the @HurstMensHockey team. Carson Briere.”
“The chair was left on top of the stairs because she physically had to be carried down to use the restrooms. Which are only located downstairs.” The video also showed Carson sitting down on the chair, before getting up and pushing the wheelchair down the stairs. The investigation for the incident is now under Erie Police Department.
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