Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid reportedly drank alcohol prior to a multi-car accident on Thursday night in which a young child experienced life-threatening injuries.
Britt is the son of Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid.
According to CBS Sports, Britt told a police officer that he had two to three drinks prior to the crash.
The incident in question happened a little after 9:00 pm on Interstate 435, which is located near the Chiefs’ practice facility, per Tod Palmer of KSHB. Britt is said to have told police that his truck rammed into a car that had pulled over after running out of gas, plus a car that had stopped to assist that vehicle. Two kids were in the second car, including the 5-year-old who suffered life-threatening injuries.
The cops apparently smelled alcohol on Britt’s breath and noted that he had bloodshot eyes. Eventually, he reportedly admitted to them that he had a few drinks.
“The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving outside linebackers coach Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said in a statement.
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“We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
Britt previously reportedly pleaded guilty to a DUI back in 2008.
The Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to square off in Super Bowl LV this coming Sunday. It remains to be seen how this situation will impact team morale and the head coach’s mindset going forward. Obviously this is much more serious topic than the brouhaha surrounding Patrick Mahomes’ younger brother.
When one team is out there reading mean tweets and another is dealing with a legitimate life-or-death matter, it has a tendency to impact the on-field product.
At the moment, Kansas City remains a three-point favorite heading into the outing.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.