Reid is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, and was their outside linebackers coach last season before his contract wasn’t renewed following the accident. A five-year old girl, Ariel Young, was tragically seriously injured in the crash, which occurred right before the Super Bowl. Wall writes that the charge for Reid is “a class D felony with a potential jail sentence of one to seven years.”
The Chiefs released a statement following news of the charge, saying “the Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”
As of a family update on March 27th, Ariel was still in the hospital but was recovering. Blood tests on Reid revealed he had a .113 BAC, well above the legal limit, per a document tweeted by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
As Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports tweets, Reid’s claim to police that he was coming back from work at the time of the crash could entangle the Chiefs in the ensuing legal proceedings. All of our thoughts here at PFR are with the most important thing, the full and continued recovery of Ariel.