Britt Reid No Longer With Chiefs

WEDNESDAY: A clarification on this matter emerged Wednesday evening. Reid’s administrative leave only applied through the end of his contract, which Adam Schefter of ESPN.com notes has expired (Twitter link). Reid is no longer with the Chiefs. Reid has been with the Chiefs throughout his father’s eight-year tenure as head coach.

TUESDAY: The Kansas City Chiefs announced this evening that they have placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave (via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero on Twitter). This comes after last week’s car accident that left five-year-old Ariel Young in critical condition.

“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the statement read. “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.”

At the scene of the crash, an officer detected “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” on Reid, as well as his “bloodshot and red” eyes. Reid had admitted to having two or three alcoholic drinks and taking prescription Adderall before the accident.

The son of head coach Andy Reid, the younger Reid didn’t accompany the Chiefs to Tampa Bay for their eventual Super Bowl loss. Following the game, the head coach spoke for the first time about the auto crash.

“My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life,” Reid said (via ESPN’s Adam Teicher). “I can’t comment on it any more than what I am here. So the questions you have, I’m going to have to turn those down; but just from a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”

The eighth-year Chiefs assistant has encountered legal issues in the past. Reid previously served five months in prison for a 2007 road rage incident and pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges in a separate 2008 incident.

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    • cryptonerd

      What if he was under the legal limit and the addys were prescribed by his doctor?

      I’m just curious where people stand on it.

      • pc01

        You can be arrested for DUI, reckless driving and much worse, even if you’re under the legal BAC limit and if you’re driving on legal prescriptions – at least in some states – but if you’re drinking and driving while on prescription medication, and you seriously injured someone, and you’ve got serious and similar priors… cmon now.

        • tsouth22

          Being a law enforcement officer in Missouri, I can tell you that DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) can be for either alcohol or drugs. All you have to do is prove impairment.

        • cryptonerd

          I agree with you the other responses.

          Adderall is the dirty little secret all the sports leagues don’t want to talk about.
          A lot of the effort in these sports is becoming video preparation and then they’re handing out these pills like candy.
          Players and coaches.

          • JoeBrady

            cryptonerd • 1 hour ago
            I agree with you the other responses.

            Adderall is the dirty little secret all the sports leagues don’t want to talk about.
            ===================
            It’s not a secret. Plenty of people abuse Adderall.

            • cryptonerd

              The press didn’t feel the same way about other PED’s.
              This one is more acceptable for some reason.

      • jopeness

        Independent of this particular incident. For anyone and everyone. If the prescribed medication documentation (we all are given and never read) noted to not consume alcohol, the person is then still negligent. As they had known or should have known.

      • PatsFanBiff

        Chances are, if you are on a drug, prescribed or illegal, such as Adderall and drinking even a few, you are going to be impared.

        Add that this isn’t the first time he has had legal issues and a firing is all but appropriate

  1. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    I’m very glad KC has reached out to the family. The younger Reid needs to be fired and needs to get a lot of help before he hurts more people.

    • compassrose

      It might just be me and/or it could be poor reporting but this statement ” in particular the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life” seems a little cold and lazy. Why would he not say the girls name or learn it if he didn’t know. I don’t know show a little more care than this. I know he is in a way a victim too and is probably under a lot of pressure. If someone else told him what to say l or helped him they should have told him to make it warmer like you care.

      • BravesSteelersCle

        @compassrose. He might know the girls name but being careful. Because she is a minor, her name is not allowed to be published or said in a public forum.

    • giants51

      He’ll be going to jail….. this isn’t the first time…. He has problems

  2. Yep it is

    Sad someone in any NFL Organization drives impaired. How much is a team, the NFL and coaches worth? Just get an Uber already and be done with this craziness.

    • letmeclearmythroat74

      No doubt … I make a fair living but nothing extravagant and even I make prior arrangements if I know I will have some drinks. I’ll plan to Uber or set up a ride. There’s deeper issues if he is on prescribed meds and drinking and driving with priors. I hope he gets the help needed and most importantly I pray the little girl pulls through for a fulfill recovery.

    • jay13

      The teams and the NFL have driver programs for every player in the league. The players and coaches fail to use those oppurtinities.

      Britt Reid needs to be fired and charged. This would be strike 3 if I do recall(not DUI, but law trouble).

      • JoeBrady

        I heard that on the FAN. It’s open to everyone, no questions asked. You could take one home from the corner pizza parlor.

        But apparently, no one ever uses it.

        But even without, you make a ton of money. Just Uber it. I had a friend that made pretty decent money, and he never even got a license. He just figured it would be just as cheap, and safer, to take cabs everywhere.

  3. PatsFanBiff

    I am struggling to comprehend why Little Reid has a license to begin with. He has a history of drug use. He has had at least 1 prior DUI. He was imprisoned for a road rage incident.

    If he doesn’t have his license revoked permanently and imprisoned for more than a veritable behind spanking and go to your room for an hour, then this shows everyone how much of a joke the legal system has become…..like it really needed this incident to occur.

    Hopefully that little girl will make a full recovery soon

  4. tank62

    Should be fired and arrested. If he was drinking at team facilities the the chiefs are going to get sued
    Hopefully the little girl recovers

  5. TJECK109

    Why are we so concerned about Reid here? Who gives a crap. He will get his. The tragedy is the little girl now what Reid gets charged with

    • DarkSide830

      you’re suggesting that something that could realistically happen to Britt would be akin to perhaps killing a child via an easily preventable act? doubtful.

  6. nentwigs

    PLEASE Everyone.
    Say some prayers for this girl’s successful recovery.
    Reach out to friends and family to do the same.

  7. Dez1021

    Be awkward around the table at Thanksgiving…sad situation all the way around.

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