Son of Buffalo Sabres’ Legend Facing Charges from Disturbing Wheelchair Incident
Carson Briere, son of Buffalo Sabres' and NHL legend Daniel Briere, got himself into a lot of trouble last week. A video of Briere and another person went viral early last week, in which Briere pushed an unoccupied wheelchair down a flight of stairs at a local nightclub.
The video clip went viral, and both Carson and Daniel Briere were forced to issue statements addressing the incident. New details have emerged from this concerning situation, as the younger Briere is now facing criminal charges.
Carson Briere Facing Charges in Connection with Wheelchair Incident
A story from The Associated Press and other outlets shared updated details on the situation surrounding Carson Briere, a current men's hockey player for Mercyhurst University, and the son of Buffalo Sabres' great, Daniel Briere.
Three misconduct charges were filed against Carson Briere on Monday. These charges are for criminal mischief, criminal conspiracy to commit mischief and disorderly conduct, and are all connected to disturbing actions captured on video from a security camera at a local area club.
Here's the video in question:
Also charged in connection to this incident was Patrick Carrozzi, a senior member of the school’s lacrosse team. He is facing the same three charges, and can be seen in the above video, as well.
The two are scheduled to appear in court on May 22, according to The Associated Press.
The video was posted on social media on Tuesday, March 14th, and went viral almost instantly. Mercyhurst University responded to the video with a statement, saying that they were investigating the situation internally.
Both Carson and Daniel Briere released statements of their own, as well.
It's an extremely disappointing situation for Briere to be in, especially when you consider that his stint with Mercyhurst was supposed to be a "second chance" at a college hockey career, after he was dismissed from Arizona State's program for disciplinary reasons.
While news of charges is significant to the situation, people connected to the situation likely won't be satisfied until Briere addresses the victim and attempts to make it right. That element of the scandal still remains to be addressed.