Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebacker coach Britt Reid has been released by the franchise on the hells after Super Bowl LV, citing contract expiry as the reason behind the decision.
The news was confirmed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, who stated that Britt, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, is no longer with the franchise after the expiration of his contract.
Britt Reid’s exclusion from Chiefs franchise comes days after his involvement in car crash
Just days before the Super Bowl, Britt Reid became a topic of controversy after his involvement in a multi-vehicle crash that left two children injured, and the Chiefs contingent had traveled to Tampa Bay without him.
The accident happened on Thursday night on Interstate 435 when Reid’s Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck hit a Chevrolet Impala and a Chevrolet Traverse on the entrance ramp.
Two kids who were in the backseat of the Traverse were injured. One of them, a five year old girl named Ariel Young, sustained injuries to the brain, which include swelling and bleeding.
The other kid named Julianna, the four year old cousin of Ariel, had suffered a concussion and broken nose, and both kids were rushed to a local hospital.
It was reported on Tuesday that Ariel, who is at a hospital in Missouri, is still unconscious and in critical condition. Her aunt, Tiffany Verhulst set up a GoFundMe page to aid Ariel’s treatment, which has raised over $446,000 as of now.
According to KCPD’s report, Reid was under the influence of alcohol as well as Adderall and was also taken to medical emergency after complaining of stomach pain. However, his injury was later tagged as an “undisclosed condition”.
While no criminal charges have been put against Britt, the 35-year-old is under criminal investigation.
Following Chiefs’ 31-9 defeat against the champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Andy Reid opened up on his son’s mishap but did not elaborate on the entire situation.
“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,” Reid said after the Super Bowl.
A graduate out of Temple University, Britt Reid joined the Chiefs staff ranks in 2013 as a defensive quality control coach and became a linebacker coach in 2019, the same year the team clinched the Vince Lombardi Trophy.