Chiefs place Britt Reid on administrative leave

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The Kansas City Chiefs have placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave.

Reid, the 35-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a Thursday night vehicular crash that injured Reid and two children, one seriously.

“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the Chiefs said in a statement, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “Our focus remains on [five-year-old] 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 told police that he had consumed two to three drinks, and that he had taken prescription Adderall. Police noticed a “moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” on Britt Reid, who has been hospitalized and who had surgery.

Because coaches are not protected by a union, both the team and the league can take action against Reid. Coaches have extremely limited rights in response to discipline imposed by the NFL or by their direct employer.

Earlier on Tuesday, police said that a report on the crash will be issued within the next 30 to 60 days. Other questions linger, including whether Britt Reid was drinking alcohol at the team facility, and whether the team knew or should have known about it.

41 responses to “Chiefs place Britt Reid on administrative leave

  1. If it were any other coach other than Andy Reid’s son, wouldn’t the NFL step in to suspend him right away like the Saints Bounty scandal etc-THIS IS WAY WORSE!

  2. nunya says:
    February 9, 2021 at 8:09 pm
    AFTER the Super Bowl, of course. That’s about four days too late. How convenient.

    you DO realize he didn’t travel with the team to Tampa, right?!

  3. The Kansas City Chiefs are a classless organization. PERIOD.

  4. We still don’t know if he was driving legally. We’re just hoping for a full recovery from the little kid who was injured. Hopefully Reid wasn’t legally intoxicated. Every bar in America has a parking lot, so thousand of people drive every day that have had 2 or 3 drinks. If the Chiefs ae starting to distance themselves from Reid, that could be a bad sign. They might know more than we know. But at this point, the family just wants their little kid to come home, regardless of what happens to Reid.

  5. I wonder if this was a player or any other coach not named Reid if the Chiefs would have cut or fired the person as soon as the news broke. It seems maybe because it was an inconvenient story with terrible timing for the NFL media to cover as it distracted from outrage over bigger travesties like Deshaun Watson disrespected and Eric Bienemy being passed over. It is an opportunity to discuss the horrible effects of addiction, but better to sweep it under the rug.

  6. So the message being sent from the league is that offering money for big hits on opposing players is way worse than driving under the influence, and causing an accident that results in critically injured children

  7. “so thousand of people drive every day that have had 2 or 3 drinks”

    Every drunk driver since the invention of the automobile has used the excuse of only having had 2 or 3 drinks when the truth is often two or three times that amount. The police took blood from Reid at the hospital so they’ll have a pretty good idea of how accurate that 2 or 3 drink claim really was.

  8. razorbyrd724 says:
    February 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm
    nunya says:
    February 9, 2021 at 8:09 pm
    AFTER the Super Bowl, of course. That’s about four days too late. How convenient.

    you DO realize he didn’t travel with the team to Tampa, right?!
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    Sure do … doesn’t matter. He should have been suspended regardless of where he was.

  9. Stallworth & Little killed people driving drunk and were back at it in no time I’m not surprised 1 bit

  10. Are you serious? He stays on the insurance and payroll? Yikes…y’all ‘memba cutting Hunt for kicking a chick? But Reid is on leave? Should have figured…they kept Hill and hired EB. Karma took your Superbowl.

  11. Just fire him. He needs to be taught a lesson once and for all. Speak at/visit VIPs and hopefully he’ll realize the ramifications of what he did. All the opportunity life can offer and he squanders it and may have killed a child.

  12. Typical NFL move everyone in the country knows what they are going to do before they do it

  13. League will likely wait to see what the official police investigation shows. If he was drunk over the legal limit, that’s when the league will likely take action.

  14. Two or three drinks, eh? Here’s a thought… If you plan to drive, don’t drink. Period. Not even one. If you must drink, find another designated driver, get an Uber, a bus… Anything other than getting behind the wheel.

  15. Andy Reid was not himself at the Superbowl. He made no adjustments during halftime. This played on his mind. Britt needs to be fired now before the law takes its course.

  16. Only thing that matters right now is that this innocent child recovers. That is the only part of the story that concerns me right now. He will be dealt with, and more information will come forward over time. But that will take time to be sorted out, and for the foreseeable future, she is all that matters

  17. it was known that day he’d admitted to drinking and it takes this long to not fire him, but put him on paid leave

  18. A little 5 yr. old kid is desperately clinging to life in an ICU because this loser refused to take an UBER home after a few drinks. Worse, he’ll probably get some probation and a slap on the wrist because he’s Andy Reid’s son. Meanwhile, this poor family will have to endure yrs of pain and misery, both emotionally and financially because of this idiot. Disgusting

  19. I guess he thought the warning on his Adderall bottle didn’t apply to him. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE USING THIS MEDICATION. What an idiot.

  20. Andy, I never wanted my Eagles to fire you, However you’re kids are bad news. They must go.

  21. Great…so he gets to go home for at least a month,still gets paid,and meanwhile,this little girl still hasn’t shown a sign of waking up. There’s something terribly wrong with that.

  22. Nepotism ain’t it great. Administrative leave is a joke. Any other employee would have been fired!

  23. Ah administrative leave, with pay and benes. Great work if you can get it. Always a dream of mine.

  24. This distraction cost the Chiefs the Super Bowl
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    Tom Brady cost the chiefs the super bowl, rogers another season of piling up meaningless regular season stats, and the Great Drew Brees from avenging the blown call 2 years ago.

  25. Based on the “moderate smell of alcohol” police language and 30-60 day window, I’m starting to think he wasn’t legally intoxicated. That doesn’t mean he won’t face legal consequences tough…reckless driving leading to harm, or something similar. And given that he has a previous DUI/possession/weapons prison record (five months), the NFL is going to have to do something. I suspect he will be suspended for a lengthy period, will have to complete some sort of rehab/counseling, and some kind of service/restitution to the family. He might keep his job, but not easily. I just pray for the little girl.

  26. It seems pretty obvious where this is headed, but he deserves due process. Let it play out.

  27. Even though Reid has not yet been charged (Why?), minimally he should have been fitted with a GPS locator ankle bracelet.

  28. “Other questions linger, including whether Britt Reid was drinking alcohol at the team facility, and whether the team knew or should have known about it”

    For those not from the KC area, the accident occurred on an entrance ramp just a couple of miles from the Chiefs practice facility. While it’s possible he didn’t consume alcohol at the facility, it’s a very high possibility that is where it occurred.

  29. Funny how many want to trash the chiefs or the NFl for not having him fired already. no one cares that he severely injured two kids and himself. Being fired is these least of his concerns. Let’s just hope the 5 year old girl in critical condition does okay. he will have to live with this mistake his whole life and he has been released from the chiefs coaching staff as assumed.

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