What happened? See below.
What happened? See below.
from Sam Carchidi of Philly Hockey Now,
Carson Briere, whose father, Danny, was named the Philadelphia Flyers’ interim general manager last week, confirmed Wednesday he pushed a disabled student’s unoccupied wheelchair down the stairs at a bar Saturday.
A video of the incident has been viewed several millions times on social media.
“I am deeply sorry for my behavior,” Carson Briere said in a statement. “There is no excuse for my actions, and I will do whatever I can to make up for the serious lack of judgement.”
Danny Briere said he was “shocked to see Carson’s actions in the video. … They are inexcusable and run completely counter to our family’s values on treating people with respect.”
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You know exactly what kind of person Carson is by the video. His dad may say otherwise, but this is what kind of kid he raised.
Can't image how horrible the girl in the wheelchair must have felt coming out of the bathroom she had to be carried down to and see her custom chair damaged like that.
Mercyhurst kids were spoiled (and rich) brats. This video backs everything I felt about them then and still feel about them now.
I am glad our football team used to embarrass them on the field. A 59-7 victory meant their AD decided to leave the conference. That is what kind of values is preached at that university. We will see how much athletics are a privilege and not a right at that school soon.
I’m in no way defending his behavior, but I’ll bet almost all of us did something in their teens or 20s we’d take back. That’s what this looks like.
You are defending his behavior.
Sounds an awful lot like it's bad....but boys will be boys. Except he's 23 not 14. He's already had strike 1 from getting kicked out of ASU's hockey program in 2019.
Furthermore, "stupid things" are not destroying someone else's property--especially someone with a handicap's property. That's the level you seem to be ignoring.
Sorry, but no. Yes, stupid things but nothing like that.
Important part of the story, did he know that the chair was left behind by a girl actually in the restroom? Did he see the girl leaving it there?
It is a D-Bag move either way you look at it, but I view it a bit different if he came upon a random chair played with it then kicked it without really thinking much about whom it belonged to vs. actually knowing a human was waiting on that chair, and worse yet a completely different level if actually saw a disabled girl leave it, and then did it, my word, that's psycho behavior.
It's an old bar (7th oldest Irish bar in the country) with restrooms on a different floor (so it doesn't have to be ADA compliant). Even if he didn't see the girl get out of it and be carried downstairs by the bouncer. He knew why that chair was there.
He was kicked out of ASU's hockey program in 2019 without a public reason given.
I don’t see many wheelchairs just left behind in a bar (bc it was a wheelchair, not just some random chair), so I don’t really think this distinction helps.
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