Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, son of Head Coach Andy Reid, has been suspended after an auto crash injured two children.
Reid was not with the team in its 31-9 loss in Super Bowl LV to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Kansas City Chiefs’ organization made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the Kansas City Chiefs said in a statement. “Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”
Young is a 5-year-old girl who, according to her parents, suffered brain damage in the accident. She has not opened yer eyes since the auto crash last Thursday night.
Kansas City Police Department officials issued a search warrant before midnight last Thursday night. A KCPD officer said they smelled alcohol on Reid’s breath, plus said Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red.
Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Britt Reid Admits To Drinking
In the search warrant, Britt Reid admits that he had two to three drinks before driving. Reid also said that he took Adderall by prescription.
Just after 9 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 435 near Eastwood Trafficway, Britt Reid was involved in the accident. Now the location is just one exit south of the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex.
Police reported that a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas and was on the I-435 entrance ramp. A member of the family of those in the Impala called for help and someone arrived in a Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse found a parking slot just in front of the Impala.
Britt Reid was driving a Dodge Ram Laramie truck. When he was coming up the entrance ramp, Reid hit the Impala. His truck, though, kept going forward and also smacked into the Traverse. Two children were inside the Traverse. The previously-mentioned 5-year-old remains hospitalized with brain damage. A 4-year-old who also was inside the Traverse did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The Kansas City Chiefs had no further comment on Reid’s status with the team beyond their statement.