World news – The troubled, sad past of Andy Reid’s sons emerges again after a car accident


Friday night’s car crash in Kansas City wasn’t the first time head coach Andy Reid’s son had problems off the field.

Britt Reid – the Chiefs’ linebacker trainer – is under investigation for driving disorders after police said he was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries.

Reid told an official he drank between 2-3 drinks and received a prescription for Adderall, according to KSHB.

The 35-year-old will be staying at home and reportedly hospitalized in Kansas City while Andy Reid is expected to fly to Tampa Bay on Saturday and train against the Buccaneers in the 2021 Super Bowl.

No charges were brought as of Saturday afternoon. The younger Reid has « several previous DUI contacts » according to a search warrant received and published by Fox4 in Missouri.

Reid and his late brother Garrett Reid first ran into legal trouble in January 2007. Later that year, a Pennsylvania judge described the conviction of a “family in crisis” who lived in a house that was a “drug trafficking center.” Reid was sentenced to 8 to 23 months in prison plus five months probation Convicted of gun and drug charges, including confessing to a crime for carrying an unlicensed firearm. After an argument, he pointed a gun at another driver.

While in jail for street racing, Reid was accused of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and drug possession that stemmed from a separate incident in which he drove into a shopping cart in a parking lot on bail. He eventually served six months on the two charges and, according to reports at the time, was paroled after enrolling in a drug treatment program.

Shortly after his release, Reid began a coaching career, interning with his father with the Eagles and two years with Temple included. When Andy Reid was fired from the Eagles and hired by the Chiefs in 2013, Reid went with his father and worked his way up to become the external linebacker trainer.

After the Chiefs spent the week leading up to Super Bowl LV training in Kansas City , Reid told police that he had two or three drinks and prescribed Adderall prior to the crash near Team’s exercise facility. An officer noted the « smell of a moderate amount of alcoholic beverages » from Reid, whose « eyes were bloodshot and red. » The two injured children – one sustained minor injuries – sat in the back seat of a car parked along a freeway ramp to provide assistance to another disabled car.

Reid is one of four surviving children – two sons and two daughters – in the Reid family.

Garrett Reid, arrested on the same day as his younger brother in 2007, died in 2012 at the age of 29 from an accidental drug overdose during Eagles training camp at Lehigh University.

Garrett first entered drug rehabilitation in 2003, according to ESPN. Four years later, he was involved in a high-speed car accident in which police discovered heroin and more than 200 pills in his car. Authorities said Garrett attempted to smuggle drugs into jail while in prison.

Reid lived clean and free until June 2010, reported. At the time of his death, Garrett was unofficially supporting the Eagles’ strength and conditioning program.

After the Chiefs won the Super Bowl last year, Andy Reid said of his late son: « You can’t help but talk to him Think. Absolutely. « 

Reid’s youngest son, Spencer, worked as a strength and conditioning intern with Chiefs in 2018 and now holds a full-time position in the Colorado athletics division.

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