Britt Reid, former Kansas City Chiefs assistant and son of head coach Andy Reid, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony DWI charge last week. He was on trial for felony DWI after crashing his truck into two cars parked on the side of an entrance ramp in February 2021.
Five-year-old Ariel Young was seriously injured and suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 11 days.
Authorities said Reid, who admitted he had been drinking, was going 18 mph over the posted speed limit of 65 mph, and he had a blood alcohol content of .113, which is five points over the legal limit. Reid entered a plea deal with prosecutors in hopes of getting no more than four years in prison for his actions. He also expressed guilt over injuring Young.
Via KSHB’s Dre Bradley, Kansas City Chiefs CEO and part owner Clark Hunt addressed the sentencing of former assistant coach Britt Reid.
“Our heart and thoughts continue to be with Ariel Young and her family and everybody who was impacted by the accident that evening,” Hunt said.
He also told reporters the organization conducted an internal investigation that determined that employees didn’t consume alcohol at a public gathering at the stadium or team practice facility.
His sentence was shorter than the four years that prosecutors suggested and for which Young’s family hoped.
Despite Reid’s prison sentence, Young’s family was “outraged” that Reid was allowed to enter into a plea deal that capped his punishment, per Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports.
The Chiefs are 6-2 and in first place in the AFC West.