Philadelphia Flyers interim general manager Daniel Briere has rebuked his son’s actions caught on surveillance video at a bar and shared on social media this week.
Carson Briere, a Mercyhurst University hockey player, was accused of pushing a wheelchair belonging to a disabled student up the stairs of the bar.
A video posted to Twitter showed the incident and Carson apologized for his actions on Wednesday.
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«I was shocked to see Carson’s actions in the video that was shared on social media yesterday,» the Flyers’ interim general manager said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital. “They are inexcusable and go completely against our family values of treating people with respect. Carson is very sorry and accepts full responsibility for his behavior.»
Carson Briere added: «I am deeply sorry for my behavior on Saturday. There is no excuse for my actions and I will do everything I can to make up for this gross lack of judgment.»
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It’s unclear what the next steps are for the hockey player. A GoFundMe was started for the student to help the woman get a new wheelchair.
Carson Briere plays hockey for the Mercyhurst Lakers. He played 30 games for the team during the 2022-23 season and scored five goals and recorded eight assists.
The university said an incident involving a student was being investigated after the firestorm began on social media.
Daniel Briere was named the Flyers’ interim general manager last week after Chuck Fletcher was fired.
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He played for the Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado Avalanche from 1997 to 2015.