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Briere's Fate Has Been Confirmed After Throwing Wheelchair Down The Stairs

Published December 23, 2023 at 2:14 PM

In breaking news, a former NHL player is facing major consequences for his actions involving an incident where he tossed a wheelchair down a flight of stairs.

Carson Briere Receives 15 Months Probation for Wheelchair Incident

Carson Briere, son of Philadelphia Flyers GM Danny Briere, has gained some major attention on social media for pushing an empty wheelchair down a flight of stairs at a local pub during his time at Mercyhurst University. The court has now decided to impose a 15 month probation on Briere as reported by the New York Times.

"They will each receive 15 months of probation and their charges of second-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief will be dismissed and expunged upon successfully completing the program." - New York Times

Briere Offers Apology Following Dismissal from Mercyhurst University

Briere had issued a public apology and offered to cover the cost of a new wheelchair but that wasn't enough. He was dismissed from Mercyhurst earlier this year before facing court.

During the court appearance, Sydney Benes the wheelchair owner who lost her legs in a 2021 automobile accident expressed the embarrassment she endured in March when she had to be carried downstairs at Sullivan's Pub & Eatery. She was humiliated after discovering that her damaged wheelchair was pushed down the stairs.

"Sydney Benes, who lost her legs in an automobile accident in 2021, talked in an Erie courtroom on Tuesday about the embarrassment she had to deal with in March when she was carried downstairs to use the bathroom at Sullivan's Pub & Eatery.

Then there was the humiliation of finding her wheelchair, which had been pushed from the top of the stairs, sitting damaged at the bottom of those stairs, she said." - Erie Times-News

Despite the legal repercussions, Briere is expected to continue his hockey career in Europe starting next season.

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