A video was leaked on Tuesday night and has made headlines across the NHL. The footage, captured by a security camera inside the bar, shows Philadelphia Flyers interim GM Daniel Briere’s oldest son Carson tossing a wheelchair down a flight of stars at a party. No one was sitting in the wheelchair as the woman using it had gotten out and the wheelchair was at the top of the stairs because its owner needed to be carried down to the bathroom.
The video went viral, especially since Carson Briere just completed his third season with the Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team. His father, GM Briere had to make a statement about the ‘disturbing video’ and his son’s unacceptable actions, which read: “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 on treating people with respect. Carson is very sorry and accepts full responsibility for his behavior.”
Carson Briere said: “I am 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.”
But it was too late for Carson Briere, who has been placed on interim suspension, along with two teammates, pending the results of an investigation. Mercyhurst University made the announcement on Wednesday evening:
Carson Briere came to Mercyhurst in 2021 from Arizona State because he was in trouble there. He and a teammate were kicked off the team for violating club rules for partying too much.
“I was just going out; I wasn’t taking hockey seriously. It wasn’t anything bad, it was just not being committed to hockey, I was more committed to having fun at school,” Briere said in an interview with the Hockey News in 2021. “Too much partying, that’s probably the best way to put it.”
Doesn’t look like he learned since then…