Andy Reid Comments On Drunken Car Crash Caused By Son That Left 5-Year-Old Unable To ‘Walk, Talk Or Eat Like A Normal 5-Year-Old’
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was asked about the DWI charge against son Britt Reid On Monday during team media availability as off-season workouts began.
“Obviously, my prayers and thoughts go out to everybody involved. Because of the legal situation, I can’t talk about it now, but just from a humane standpoint, my heart goes out to those who are involved in it,” Reid said.
“There is a policy, and there is a league policy,” Andy Reid said. “I can’t go into all of that. But there is obviously a policy.”
Last week, Britt Reid was charged with driving while intoxicated for a crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. The charges came more than two months after the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach was driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone that led to a three-car crash in early February near Arrowhead Stadium.
Court documents say Reid’s blood alcohol content was measured at .113.
The 5-year-old girl, Ariel, was released from the hospital after waking up out of a coma, but Tiffany Verhulst, the girl’s cousin, she is nowhere near getting back to normal.
“Ariel is at home recovering, we hope that her being in a familiar place will help her remember things. She is doing physical therapy but as of right now she still cannot walk, talk or eat like a normal 5 year old. Thank you everyone for your continued support,” Verhulst wrote.
The family has since received a wheelchair-accessible van which will make Ariel’s new everyday life easier.
The Chiefs elected not to renew Britt Reid’s contract.
“The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”