PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Carson Briereson of interim Philadelphia Flyers general manager Danny Briere, has been removed from Mercyhurst University men’s ice hockey team, the school announced Monday.
Mercyhurst University said in a statement that the school “cannot comment further on this matter.”
Carson Briere was charged last month with pushing a disabled woman’s wheelchair up the steps of an Erie bar. He was charged with criminal conduct, disorderly conduct and related crimes. He was initially suspended from the hockey team following the charges.
Patrick Carrozzi, another Mercyhurst student who plays on the men’s lacrosse team, was also a victim of the same crimes in connection with the incident.
The incident occurred at Sullivan’s Pub and Eatery in Erie in March.
A video, posted by @juliazukowski on Twitter, shows Carson Briere and two other friends at the top of the stairs at Sullivan’s. Carson Briere is seen sitting in the wheelchair and then pushing it down the stairs.
Security staff took the woman downstairs to use the staff bathroom, according to Nate Sanders, Sullivan’s head of security. While she was downstairs, he pushed the wheelchair.
Sanders told CBS News Philadelphia that “it sounded like someone fell down the stairs” when the wheelchair was pushed.
Carson Briere and another friend were thrown out of the bar after security reviewed camera footage, Sanders said.
Carson Briere had played in 30 games, including 10 starts, and scored five goals and eight assists during the 2022-23 season for Mercyhurst.
Carson Briere is due to appear in court in May. He apologized after the video went viral on social media.