Chiefs’ Britt Reid placed on administrative leave following car crash

Less than 48 hours after the Chiefs fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, Kansas City placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave. 

The 35-year-old assistant, who is the son of head coach Andy Reid, was reportedly involved in a three-car accident late Thursday night that left two children injured, including a five-year-old who is in critical condition. 

According to previous reports, Britt Reid admitted to police officers following the accident that “he had two to three drinks and that he also took prescription Adderall.” A police officer said he noticed Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and also smelled “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages.” 

Britt Reid did not travel to Tampa for the Super Bowl or coach in the game.

In a statement shared by Adam Teicher of ESPN, the Chiefs said: 

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

Britt Reid has not yet been officially charged for his role in the crash.

According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Andy Reid told reporters on Monday that Britt Reid underwent surgery following the crash. Andy Reid offered no specifics about Britt’s injuries at that time. 

As Ryan Dunleavy noted for the New York Post before the Super Bowl, Britt Reid had a history of off-the-field incidents before last week’s developments. 


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