A college hockey player and son of a former NHL player is facing disciplinary action after pushing a wheelchair down the stairs of a bar, breaking it in the process, the New York Post reported.
On Tuesday, March 14th, Twitter user Julia Zukowski (@juliazukowski) shared video footage of Mercyhurst University men’s hockey center Carson Briere pushing a wheelchair downstairs, where its user had to be carried in order to use the restroom.
“I usually don’t post anything serious on my twitter but something happened Saturday night and just can’t stomach the thought of this kid getting away with it,” Zukowski explained. “The chair was left on top of the stairs because she physically had to be carried down to use the restrooms,” she added in a separate tweet.
On Wednesday, the school’s athletic department stated that they had been made aware of the video and that Briere, as well as the other two student-athletes with him, we’re placed on interim suspension from their teams. The the university has also stayed that an investigation into the incident has been taken over by the Erie Police Department.
According to Zukowski, the owner of the wheel chair wishes to remain anonymous until legal action against Briere can be taken. In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up so that the wheelchair can be replaced.