College athlete and NHL general manager's son charged after he pushed a double amputee's wheelchair down the stairs at a bar
Police have charged a college athlete who pushed a woman's wheelchair down the stairs at a bar.
Carson Briere is charged with criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.
He is the son of Daniel Briere, the interim general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 23-year-old son of an NHL general manager has been charged in connection with pushing a disabled woman's wheelchair down the stairs of a bar in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Carson Briere, the son of Philadelphia Flyers' interim general manager Danny Briere, is charged with criminal mischief related to damaged property, and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, both of which are misdemeanors.
The Mercyhurst University men's hockey player is also charged with a summary offense of disorderly conduct, according to court records seen by USA Today.
Insider's Bethany Dawson reported last week that Briere had been suspended by Mercyhurst's men's hockey team, along with two other teammates, after a video went viral showing him pushing an empty wheelchair down the stairs of Sullivan's Pub & Eatery in Erie.
The wheelchair belongs to Sydney Benes, a double amputee, who had left it at the top of the stairs while her friend carried her to the bathroom.
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Patrick Carrozzi, 21, a member of Mercyhurst University's men's lacrosse team, received the same charges as Briere, per USA Today.
The Erie Times-News reported that Briere and Carrozzi were not arrested, and will receive the charges through the mail by summonses.
They are scheduled to be arraigned at a preliminary hearing on May 2022, according to The Times-News.
Briere has since apologized for the incident, saying he is "deeply sorry" for his behavior, according to the Associated Press.
"There is no excuse for my actions, and I will do whatever I can to make up for this serious lack of judgment," he said in a statement released through the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.
His father, who was promoted this month to become the Flyers' interim general manager, described his son's behavior as "inexcusable."
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