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Carson Briere facing charges for pushing wheelchair down stairs

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 07: The NCAA logo on the blue line during a Frozen Four semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Denver Pioneers on April 7, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty I PHILADELPHIA - Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have charged Carson Briere, the son of former Flyers' star and current interim general manager Danny Briere, after a video posted on social media showed him pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a staircase.Erie County court records show Briere, a standout hockey player at Mercyhurst University, was charged with misdemeanor counts of Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy, and Disorderly Conduct.Mercyhurst University's athletic department had previously placed Briere and two other players who were allegedly involved in the incident on interim suspension. Danny Briere, who was promoted to run the Flyers last week when Chuck Fletcher was fired, said he was shocked to see his son's actions in the video."They are inexcusable and run completely counter to our family’s values on treating people with respect," he said.

"Carson is very sorry and accepts full responsibility for his behavior."In a statement sent to The Associated Press and posted on social media, Mercyhurst said the actions displayed in the video falls short of the school's "belief in the inherent dignity of each person," adding the school's "tradition also reminds us that students and all people who make poor choices deserve opportunities to learn, change behaviors and atone for harmful actions."Carson Briere previously was dismissed from Arizona State’s hockey club in 2019 for what the school called a violation of team rules. He is in his third season at Mercyhurst, which also

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