Just before the Chiefs faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV in February, Reid was involved in a bad three-car accident. Reid admitted to police that he had “two or three drinks” before getting behind the wheel on Feb. 4 – the Thursday night before Super Bowl Sunday.
Additionally, police described the wreck. They said that Reid slammed his truck into two other vehicles near a highway entrance ramp close to Arrowhead Stadium. The crash left 5-year-old Ariel Young critically injured and in a coma, along with another child who sustained less serious injuries. Subsequently, Kansas City suspended the assistant coach for his involvement in the wreck.
Jackson County, Missouri prosecutors filed a Class D felony charge on Monday after two months of investigations. They claim that Britt Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. And acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed,” according to an ESPN report. If Reid is convicted of all charges, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Thankfully, Young woke up from her coma on Feb. 15. However, according to her family, she “still has a long road to recovery.”
Britt Reid Had a History of Driving and Drug Charges
The February incident isn’t the first time Britt Reid has been involved with similar run-ins with the law. In 2007, the former assistant coach was charged with road rage after pulling a handgun on another motorist. In addition, he received drug possession charges during the arrest.
While out on bail from his road rage charges, he had a minor car crash while intoxicated. Reid drove into a shopping cart in a parking lot and received a DUI and another drug possession charge.
Following another wreck resulting in a DUI, and threatening another driver with a gun, Reid earned jail time. A judge sent him to jail for less than a year. He then received parole on a 15-month substance abuse treatment program.
After completing the program, Britt Reid joined his father on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff. He then followed his dad when he took over the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. He’s been part of the coaching staff that has led the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances the last two years. The team won Super Bowl LIV, but lost to Tom Brady and the Bucs a couple months ago – just a few days after Reid’s crash.