College hockey player ‘deeply sorry’ for pushing wheelchair down stairs | US News

A student has apologized after pushing an empty wheelchair down the stairs of a café.

The footage of Carson Briere, son of Philadelphia Flyers interim boss and former pro hockey player Danny Briere, has been viewed by millions on social media.

It shows the 23-year-old with friends at the top of the stairs. She sits down in the wheelchair, before getting up and pushing her down the stairs.

In his apology, he said: “I deeply regret my behavior on Saturday. There is no excuse for my actions and I will do everything I can to remedy this gross lack of judgement.”

Danny Briere, 45, who took over as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers last week and has played in the NHL for 17 seasons, expressed his shock after seeing the incident.

Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere (48) steals the puck from Ottawa Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) during the first period of their NHL ice hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (STATE UNITED - Tag : SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
Danny Briere, right, played in the NHL for 17 seasons

“[Carson’s actions] they were inexcusable and go completely against our family values ​​to treat people with respect,” she said. “Carson is very sorry and takes full responsibility for his behavior.”

The woman whose wheelchair user was tweeted to say she was ‘so grateful’ for the cafe’s help and didn’t want to ‘keep a penny’ of the money she was given following the accident. The woman who posted the original video on Twitter had started a gofundme page to raise money for a new wheelchair, which has received more than $8,800.

Carson Briere, who plays ice hockey for Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania, was previously fired by the Arizona state hockey club in 2019 for what the school called a violation of team rules.

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Mercyhurst University condemned the incident on Twitter, writing: “The actions shown in the video make our hearts heavy and fall short of our Mercy belief in the inherent dignity of every person.

“Tradition also reminds us that students and all people who make bad choices deserve opportunities to learn, change behaviors, and atone for harmful actions.”

A statement from Mercyhurst Athletics added that three students were suspended on an interim basis from their athletic teams.


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