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Mercyhurst cuts Carson Brier after a wheelchair accident

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Mercyhurst center Carson Brier was dropped from the team. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)

Carson Breyer, Jr. Philadelphia Flyers Interim General Manager Daniel Breyer has been dropped from the University of Mercyhurst men’s hockey team, The school announced Monday. Mercyhurst said he would not comment further on the matter.

Brier and Mercyhurst lacrosse player Patrick Carotzi was charged March 20 with criminal mischief in connection with damage to property, criminal conspiracy to commit mischief, and a summary offense of disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a March 11 incident in which Brier was photographed pushing an empty wheelchair down the stairs of Sullivan’s Tavern in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Brier and Cruise are scheduled to appear in court on May 22. Brier was a junior on the Mercyhurst hockey team.

Here is the video of the accident:

Wheelchair owner Sidney Benes filed a police report on March 13 regarding the damage to the wheelchair. Bennis said she bought the wheelchair a year ago and it cost $2,000. She also stated in her complaint that the left brake, right armrest and rear handle of the wheelchair were all damaged by the fall of the stairs.

Brier, 23, issued an apology via The Flyers on March 15 after the video was widely shared on social media. Mercyhurst released a statement the same day, saying that Briere, Carrozzi, and the other unidentified student in the video had been temporarily suspended. Brier was previously expelled from the Arizona men’s hockey program due to an unspecified violation of team rules.

Daniel Breyer also issued a statement apologizing on Carson’s behalf.

โ€œI was shocked to see Carson’s actions in the video that was posted to social media yesterday. They are inexcusable and completely contrary to our family values โ€‹โ€‹of treating people with respect. Carson is deeply sorry and takes full responsibility for his behavior.โ€

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