A few days before the Kansas City Chiefs were set to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV, tragedy struck.
Britt Reid, formerly a linebackers coach for the Chiefs and the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-vehicle accident.
Britt, who allegedly admitted after the fact to having had several alcoholic beverages, is said to have crashed into a stopped vehicle that had run out of gas and a car that had come to its aid.
That second vehicle housed a 5-year-old child who was left with life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident.
Britt is now facing serious jail time for what transpired.
This week Tom Porto, the attorney of the 5-year-old’s family, revealed that the child had suffered ‘likely’ permanent brain damage.
“She’s awake, which is a huge development,” he said on GMA. “She likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking — it’s a sad, sad, sad story.”
Porto wants Britt to face consequences for his actions.
“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto continued.
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“We don’t have the toxicology back, I don’t know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit.”
The Chiefs organization and its extended family has had a rough few months.
Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée dealt with a racial tweet scandal. His mom also found herself on the wrong end of an exchange with Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen.
And now this whole Britt saga seems to be going from bad to worse.
Charges have yet to be filed against Britt for this crash, but based on everything the victim’s attorney has said thus far, it feels like it’s just a matter of time.
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