Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded guilty this week to felony driving while intoxicated.
Britt is the son of current Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid.
The matter stemmed from an accident that took place in 2021, where Britt’s truck smashed into two stopped vehicles on a freeway entrance ramp and badly hurt a 5-year-old girl.
The child was reportedly unable to “walk, eat or talk properly” after the crash, in addition to being left with “permanent brain damage.”
On Monday it was revealed that as part of his plea deal, Britt now faces anything ranging from probation to four years in prison for his actions. Heading into this week, it was presumed that he would face up to seven years in prison.
According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, the 5-year-old’s family is “outraged” by this most recent development.
Britt was reportedly intoxicated and going roughly 84 mph when the accident occurred. He recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 two hours after the accident.
Five people in total were hurt as a result of what happened – including the aforementioned 5-year-old girl.
“The five victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting attorney is not seeking the maximum sentence allowable by law,” attorney Tom Porto said in statement, per KWCH 12.
“The defendant is a prior offender whose actions caused a five-year-old girl to be in a coma and seriously injured three others.”
This has been a rough few months for the NFL when it comes to off-the-field matters. First there was one player getting house arrest over his young girlfriend’s death. Then there was another dying in an unfortunate accident.
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It will be interesting to see how Andy Reid and the Chiefs publicly respond to this most recent development.
Or if they’ll even have to.
One way or another, it doesn’t feel like we have heard the last of this particular story.
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