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.