Kansas City Chiefs Put Britt Reid On Administrative Leave

Head coach Andy Reid’s son remains under investigation for a road accident that left a minor in critical condition a few days before the Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs placed outside linebacker coach Britt Reid on administrative leave after the three-car accident in which he was involved that left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition.

“We are still in the process of gathering information about the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities, as required,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “Our focus continues to be on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources in this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”

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Britt Reid did not travel with the Chiefs to Tampa for Super Bowl LV. Getty Images

Reid, the 35-year-old son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, admitted to police that he was driving the vehicle that collided with two other cars, including the one in which the minor was traveling. The police report indicated that the driver of the vehicle suffered non-serious injuries, and that he was being investigated for possibly driving in unsuitable conditions.

Andy Reid said this week that Britt Reid had surgery, but was not very specific.

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An officer with the Kansas City police department said Britt Reid’s eyes were red and she smelled “a mild aroma of alcoholic beverages,” according to a police report obtained by ESPN. In the officer’s statement, it was also stated that Reid claimed to have had two or three drinks, and also took Adderall, a prescription medicine.

Britt Reid did not travel to Tampa, Florida, for the recent Super Bowl and did not coach for the Chiefs in their 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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