Andy Reid and company were unable to retain the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year as they were dominated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Super Bowl LV. However, there’s another upset that has clouded the mind of the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, and that is the involvement of his son Britt’s involvement in a recent car crash.
Britt Reid, who is the Chiefs outside linebacker coach and has been associated with the franchise since 2013, was recently involved in a multi vehicle crash that took place in Thursday night on southbound Interstate 435, nearby to the Chiefs’ practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex.
It’s a tough situation: Chiefs coach Andy Reid comments on his son’s involvement in car crash
According to a KCPD report, Britt was under the influence of alcohol and Adderall and crashed into two parked cars on the I-435. The accident left two kinds injured with one of them sustaining life-threatening injuries.
The franchise confirmed that Britt would not travel to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl, and he was also admitted to the hospital after initially complaining of stomach pain, but it was later tagged as an “undisclosed condition”.
While there have been no criminal charges put against Britt, the 35-year-old is under criminal investigation, Dianna Russini of ESPN claimed an account from Kansas City police.
Following the 31-9 defeat at the hands of Tom Brady and the Bucs, Andy Reid spoke up about the entire incident surrounding his son.
“My heart goes out to all those that were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who is fighting for her life,” Andy Reid asserted after the match. “Just from a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for everyone involved in that.“
However, the absence of the linebacker coach had little impact on the outcome of the game, as Reid further insisted, “from a human standpoint, yeah, it’s a tough one. From a football standpoint, I don’t think that was the problem.”
“It’s a tough situation. I can’t comment any more than I have here,” the Chiefs coach concluded his statement on the matter.