Chiefs, NFL still have tough questions to answer in Britt Reid case

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Monday brought some answers in the case of Britt Reid, who now faces felony DWI charges. It raises more questions, questions that for now his former employer isn’t answering.

Via Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs declined comment when asked whether the team has any information regarding where Reid, a former assistant coach with the team and son of head coach Andy Reid, consumed alcohol before slamming into two cars at nearly 84 miles per hour with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.113 percent, well over the legal limit of 0.08.

An illustration contained within an excellent column from Wetzel on the topic shows the proximity of the accident scene and the team’s practice facility. Common senses suggests that Britt Reid possibly was drinking in the building before driving home, only three days before Super Bowl LV.

Writes Wetzel, “The NFL tries to cloak itself in personal responsibility and community partnership. It needs to investigate and, if needed, punish a favored franchise and the family of a famous coach as aggressively as it does a misbehaving athlete. If Roger Goodell is all about protecting the shield, then how about protecting the public from this stuff?”

In 2020, the NFL took great pride in knowing whether and to what extent individuals in every team facility were complying with all COVID-19 protocols. As the Super Bowl approached, enhanced steps were taken — with monitors from the league office reportedly dispatched to provide extra surveillance to the teams that made it to the league’s final four.

So what did the Chiefs know, what should the Chiefs have known, and when did they know it? In turn, what did the league observers know, what should they have known, and when did they know it? These are questions that will be answered within the confines of litigation aimed at securing full and complete compensation for five-year-old Ariel Young, who (per Wetzel) cannot walk or talk and is fed through a tube.

The fact that the family of Ariel Young may be looking to the Chiefs and/or the NFL for additional compensation could be the reason for the current silence. With those questions surely coming once a lawsuit is filed regarding the crash, there’s no reason (from a legal standpoint) for the team or the league to say anything that could be used against them in court.

Still, the questions will linger until they are answered. As Wetzel notes, the Chiefs and the league surely know the answers already.

Where was Britt Reid drinking? Was it in the team’s facility? Who else from the team, if anyone, knew he was drinking? Who else from the team, if anyone, was drinking with him? Who provided the alcohol?

The league has clear rules against the presence of alcohol in team facilities. Whether that leads to potential civil liability becomes a different issue, one that will be driven by how much the team knew and/or how much the team was involved in allowing alcohol to be consumed on its premises.

It’s possible the Chiefs knew absolutely nothing. It’s possible Britt Reid didn’t even drink in the facility. It’s possible that, if he did, he did it secretly and discreetly, and that no one knew or had reason to know.

It’s also possible that the knowledge and involvement swept more broadly than that. Until those questions are publicly answered, they will linger. And they should.

Someone got in a car at the Chiefs facility, drove it a short distance, and inflicted serious and permanent injuries on a five-year-old girl. The public deserves to know more about how that happened, and the public and the media should demand those answers.

77 responses to “Chiefs, NFL still have tough questions to answer in Britt Reid case

  1. Man, this story is a big reach. You’re trying to stir controversy without being controversial, hiding behind, Hey I’m just asking questions!

    He’s a grown man, if he wanted to drink he could. An adult can sneak drinks and hide it easily. Happens, unfortunately, all over in all different types of jobs

  2. This is about Reid. Not the chiefs. The blame is on him. Period. People drink in the office at every company in world. It isnt the companies fault. Its the individual. Period. Stop tryjng to make every post some sensationalized crap post to get your page views during the slow season.

  3. Think back for a minute on those wild locker room celebrations with the champagne spraying all over the place.. probably never see them again.

  4. its a police matter. i wouldn’t tell the media anything. they’re gonna say what they want to anyway.
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  5. Im.no attorney, but unless the Chiefs either knew about him drinking at the facility or gave him the alcohol, I’d hope they were shielded from liability as tragic as the situation may be.

    As a small business owner, I’d hate to be held liable if unbeknownst to me, an employee had a bottle in his car and was secretly drinking in the parking lot b4 driving home, and then I was sued as well. How would I conceivably police every employees behaviors?

  6. Britt Reid has the problem and is the problem, not the chiefs or the NFL, just another person with a drinking problem who doesn’t think they have a drinking problem until its to late, maybe just maybe he has hit bottom and can start to crawl back out of the hole he’s in.

  7. I think the Chiefs need to pay some thank you money for the questions to be coming out… 3 months or so after it happened.

    My original question was along those similar lines. Andy has 2 kids with drug and alcohol problems. One died of overdose, the other one is allowed to drink on the job and drive home? No one knew? Someone was protecting him, either it was Andy or someone else.

    If Andy didn’t know, maybe he actually is a terrible father. He absolutely has the power to have his son watched, and provided with help at all times. Why wouldn’t he do that? Now his one son left is going to prison.

    Andy gets a lot of credit for winning after bye weeks, must be because of the attention to detail. He must really care about football, and I guess that’s it.

  8. The costs of the child’s long term care could easily exceed Reid’s liability insurance. The family’s lawyer will be looking at deeper pockets.

  9. Unfortunately the state of Kansas does not have social host liability laws, so not sure how the Chief organization and/or NFL can get 3rd partied into litigation. But if Reid was drinking at the facility with the knowledge and support of the Chiefs, and worse, allowed to leave and drive in an inebriated condition, they certainly should be held liable. If the facts prove the liability, hopefully there will be other means for this family to recover, substantially recover, from Reid, and the Chiefs, along with jail time for Reid.And the state of Kansas needs to update their laws. Impaired driving is Russian roulette with a 4000 lb weapon. Its all very sad but also very preventable.

  10. Ariel Young can never receive full and complete compensation. Not for all the money in the world.

  11. Wait til they find out it’s a team doctor giving a guy with addiction and substance abuse issues a prescription for Adderall, a narcotic with high potential for abuse. This is gonna get interesting.

  12. Lots of posters on here yesterday defending their heavy drinking, and thus defending this guy. Apparently a lot of posters see themselves when they read about Britt Reid. Sad,

  13. Why don’t you ask sports reporters from each team about how much drinking goes on? They should have a good idea and report a story back to us. A good place to start is with Peter King. He should know as much as anyone about that.

  14. Who provided the alcohol? Pretty sure the guy is 40 years old, not 17. While I suspect the organization will have some sort of settlement when it’s all said and done, alcoholics employers/friends aren’t responsible for what alcoholics do.

  15. I live in a rural state, and state troopers and road workers get hit by traffic alarmingly often when they’re standing off to the side of the road.

    I think it’s pretty easy to label Ried as an aggressive, irresponsible driver, even if he wasn’t drunk. 84mph in the right lane? My god, that’s just ridiculous and dangerous under any circumstances. I’m curious as to the speed limit where the accident occurred – top speed in my state is 65mph.

    This guy is an alcoholic. If he needs to tank up like that for the ride home it means he probably has the alcohol with him – in his car, in his bag, in his office – so that he always has access.

  16. Why is a employer responsible for something. Someone did outside of work. Unless it was work related they need to sue the person who committed the crime. Not whoever has the deepest pockets.

  17. A tragedy for all involved. I feel most for the little girl and her family. Lets hope she can heal enough to live life on her own terms.

  18. Not on the Chiefs but don’t these guys get that drinking and driving is really a big mistake.

  19. What Britt Reid did was horrible, but the NFL is just like any other business, including NBC. Unless they were supplying him with alcohol, the only person responsible is Britt Reid. PERIOD.

    And as he is no longer an employee of the league, there is nothing they can do until he reapplies to join again, just like any player.

  20. Excellent article, and you are correct — the Chiefs need to answer tough questions.
    But — this issue is way deeper than this. I have attended NFL games for over 50 years and tailgating has always been one of the most attractive parts of the experience. However, it also means that thousands of people are consuming alcohol, and many of them are drinking heavily.
    After games, many people sit and wait for the parking lots to clear rather fight the traffic to exit, and many of those people consume more alcohol.
    You see where I am going here. Hundreds — if not thousands — of drivers leaving sporting events are no doubt over the legal limits of alcohol. But the NFL turns a blind eye to it because they make so much money off it.
    I know of one specific case where a car with guys who had left an NFL game and the driver was drunk, crashed into another car that had a family in it and a little girl was crippled for life. The family sued the NFL and the people who ran the parking lot and a settlement was reached out of court.
    I am glad you pointed this out about the Chiefs needing to answer questions, but I believe the NFL also needs to address what I am bringing up. After one game I attended at the old Giants Stadium between the Cowboys and Giants, I witnessed a car with Cowboys flags on it that had been set on fire in the parking lot.

  21. Britt’s extensive history of interaction with law enforcement regarding DUIs and substance abuse, which a Pennsylvania judge once described as a “family in crisis” living in a home that was a “drug emporium.”

    A long history which has had minimal jail time (6 months I believe) thanks to his father and his money. That’s for gun and drug charges and violating parole combined because his family got him into a celebrity drug rehab clinic.

    But hey, Andy is a great football coach so none of this matters, right? You have to wonder what would’ve happened to Britt these past years if coaches weren’t allowed to put unlimited family members on payroll.

  22. Self driving cars can’t get here quick enough. The roads are full with aggressive drivers, tail-gaiters, drivers under the influence, driving and texting, driving in a hurry, etc. Driving is the one thing that can turn an otherwise normal person into a raging lunatic. It brings out the worse in many people.

  23. If this was a coach from the Patriots. They’d have been fined several million $$ and docked a 1st and 2nd round pick already.

  24. This was a disaster waiting to happen, and the Chiefs need to be punished beyond belief if it’s determined he was drinking at the facility before the accident. I’m talking about suspending the coach for at least a year, and possibly more, and the loss of first round draft picks for at least the next 5 drafts, and suspending the owner for at least a year as well. The punishment needs to be severe. That means eye popping severe

  25. Sad that a company or organization that takes years to build can be sued for the inexcusable actions of 1 single employee. The team can’t know if an employee is sneaking a flask in anymore than if you do it today for your job. He’s an adult, let him alone face the music.

  26. bob3339 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am
    If this was a coach from the Patriots. They’d have been fined several million $$ and docked a 1st and 2nd round pick already.

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    Believe it or not, Bob, not everything is about the Patriots. In fact, these days with the sorry team they’re trotting out onto the field, very little is about the Patriots.

  27. He could have been a closet drinker, and no one around him knew he wasn’t just drinking water.

  28. udub says:
    April 13, 2021 at 7:02 am
    Man, this story is a big reach. You’re trying to stir controversy without being controversial, hiding behind, Hey I’m just asking questions!

    He’s a grown man, if he wanted to drink he could. An adult can sneak drinks and hide it easily. Happens, unfortunately, all over in all different types of jobs

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    Yes, he’s a grown man, who also happens to be a well-known alcoholic and substance abuser. He did prison time for it. If someone at the Chiefs facility provided him the alcohol, or even drank with him, that would make the Chiefs organization liable for this little girl’s injuries as well. My guess is that the Chiefs are going to claim that Reid got drunk secretly and they knew nothing about what he was doing. Just a guess, but in any case, these questions need to be answered because a little girl’s life has been ruined and her family altered forever.

  29. As I read some of the comments, I noticed someone mentioning about laws in the State of Kansas. This accident did not take place in Kansas. It took place in Missouri. Arrowhead stadium and all their facilities are located in Missouri.

  30. I’m not following Mike.
    You conclude by stating “Someone got in a car at the Chiefs facility, drove it a short distance”…
    But I thought you were stating that it was not CLEAR where he had been drinking?
    Do we KNOW he was coming from the facility directly or not?

    Or are you just saying that we KNOW he was coming from there directly and just don’t know if he drank somewhere else BEFORE going to the facility?

    Not clear from your article/quotes

  31. Unfortunately the state of Kansas does not have social host liability laws, so not sure how the Chief organization and/or NFL can get 3rd partied into litigation. But if Reid was drinking at the facility with the knowledge and support of the Chiefs, and worse, allowed to leave and drive in an inebriated condition, they certainly should be held liable. If the facts prove the liability, hopefully there will be other means for this family to recover, substantially recover, from Reid, and the Chiefs, along with jail time for Reid.And the state of Kansas needs to update their laws. Impaired driving is Russian roulette with a 4000 lb weapon. Its all very sad but also very preventable.

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    The Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead stadium are located in the state of Missouri, not Kansas.

  32. Unless he’s a functioning closet alcoholic every coach in that building knew he had one to many.

  33. My dad was killed by a drunk driver. I didn’t care where the man drank, bar/work/home. That never mattered. What mattered is he killed my father. Britt and only Britt is responsible for his actions.

  34. I like Reid, seems like a likable dude and an excellent football mind. But at some point (insert now) how long can one go on, concentrating on his job, putting time/effort over his family….which is crumbling right before his eyes? Clearly Britt has issues and needs help, and Andy’s already lost a son from drugs. Andy has enough money to step away, live a good life and help his family out. What good is it to be awesome at your job at the expense of your family?

  35. Foe those that may be unaware, the Hunt family (who owns the CHiefs) have been helping to provide aid for the family and the little girl. Not saying it makes everything right, but they are doing things to help the family.

  36. Thanks Natemick2011…that changes everything. Missouri is a dram shop state. Wonder what investigation is already done about where he was drinking, with whom, etc….The police and everybody’s insurers surely have that info already. Bottom line is this girl and her family have lifelong needs, the compensation should reflect that reality, though no $$ can ever give her the life she otherwise would have had. And totally agree with previous comment on tailgating at nfl games….the nfl needs to look in the mirror long and hard about their casual approach to alcohol abuse before and during games. Enabling and complicity matters.

  37. bob3339 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am
    If this was a coach from the Patriots. They’d have been fined several million $$ and docked a 1st and 2nd round pick already.

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    You better believe it. The NFL has been trying to prop up another afc team to take down NE, and that team is now KC. Goodell cheated for them in the last 2 matchupa taking tds aways for starters.

    Tyreek Hill, Frank Clark, etc, should bw in jail like Reid’s kid.

    It’s disgusting.

  38. mrjoseph says:
    April 13, 2021 at 8:11 am
    Unfortunately the state of Kansas does not have social host liability laws, so not sure how the Chief organization and/or NFL can get 3rd partied into litigation. But if Reid was drinking at the facility with the knowledge and support of the Chiefs, and worse, allowed to leave and drive in an inebriated condition, they certainly should be held liable. If the facts prove the liability, hopefully there will be other means for this family to recover, substantially recover, from Reid, and the Chiefs, along with jail time for Reid.And the state of Kansas needs to update their laws. Impaired driving is Russian roulette with a 4000 lb weapon. Its all very sad but also very preventable.

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    Kansas? Umm…. KC is in Missouri

  39. Lost two friends to a speeding drunk driver who on a back road, crossed over to the other side of the road while they were out walking and killed them instantly, a mother and her high school kid. Two lives taken, and countless other lives changed forever by a multiple time repeat offender. Another case of a drunk driver losing control of the vehicle and rolling it over several times, injuring 2 and causing a young student to be paralyzed from the neck down. Now this, a little girl wand her family who’s life is changed forever due to someone’s negligence and irresponsibility. The perps get away with a ‘slap on the wrist.’ Stricter penalties after the first offense would have prevented this unnecessary pain and suffering for all these victims and their families. This needs to end before more innocent lives are destroyed. The issue is not drinking, but the irresponsibility of drinking and driving and the leniency of the laws that let drunk drivers get away with it.

  40. This is really ridiculous. No the chiefs and the nfl shouldn’t be punished, unless they were forcing him to drink and then let him drive away. If I drink at a football game and then decide to drive my car home and get into an accident, is the nfl responsible then?

  41. “Im.no attorney, but unless the Chiefs either knew about him drinking at the facility or gave him the alcohol, I’d hope they were shielded from liability as tragic as the situation may be.”
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    But “the Chiefs” knowing is a very broad term. To be liable it wouldn’t have to be common knowledge all the way up to the GM. Did Andy Reid know? Did other assistants know? Players? Civil lawsuits also have a lower bar of proof than criminal cases. To win the victims would just need to demonstrate that other people knew or should have known. Given his past problems they could even potentially be on the hook if nobody was periodically monitoring him.

  42. If young Reid had left the facility sober, gone to a bar and drank, then the Chiefs would not be culpable. But that’s not the case. There are no bars in the short distance between the facility and the crash site. It’s obvious that he got a snoot full at the stadium, then crashed, horribly injuring that little girl. Since drinking is not allowed in NFL facilities, the Chiefs were negligent. This is particularly true given young Reid’s history: DUI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges in Pennsylvania when his dad coached the Eagles. He needed to be watched. Closely. He wasn’t. Now a innocent child can’t walk or talk and is being fed through a tube. This is going to be a monster lawsuit.

  43. Trying to imagine the reactions on this board had this been Belichick’s kid instead of Reid’s.

  44. Just throwing this out there. People can drink or do things in secret. I used to dip tobacco on my hour drive home form work. My employer and wife did not know about it.

  45. The civil case game plan is to sue everyone you can find that was directly associated to the act. Andy was his boss and should have known what was going, same for the Chiefs organization. Clark Hunt is the ultimate decision maker and would/should have signed off on hiring a known criminal and the potential issues that can come from that. The NFL over sees the behaviors of it team and should have policed this issue with the hiring of a known criminal and potential hazards of him repeating his crimes.

    The real question is will Roger, with his very preferred and protected team, keep looking the other way with very questionable behaviors with KC.

    Bottom line zero moral Andy made a bad mistake hiring is pos kid.

  46. And why should his employer have to answer for his actions? Unless the alcohol was actually supplied by the team, it really isn’t any different than any employee drinking on the job without his employers permission. Sure, the NFL is higher profile and has more money, but a garbage man sneaking drinks on the job doesn’t mean the garbage company “has tough questions to answer” to reporters. Let law enforcement and the courts handle this. Not the Chiefs.

  47. mhouser1922 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 10:24 am
    Since drinking is not allowed in NFL facilities, the Chiefs were negligent.
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    Whoa! What?! So, any company is always responsible for their employees behavior? If I sneak a few drinks on the job, then crash my car, my employer is negligent? I guess every employer in this Country then needs to give a breathalyzer every single day to every one of it’s employees?

  48. There is ONE person responsible for this and it is Britt Reid. He’s a grown man that made the decision to drink, a lot, and then drive recklessly. Nothing else to see here, move along.

  49. Look – Britt Reid is an alcoholic who made a foolish (and criminal) decision to get behind the wheel and drive when he was in no condition to. He should face the full weight of the legal system for his reckless behavior.

    That being said, alcoholics typically are skilled at masking their actions – like their drinking. Since i doubt he was swigging a bottle of jack (or whatever his drink of choice is) from his desk – are the Chiefs responsible for checking to see what is in everyone’s coffee cup? Water bottle? I think short of finding out there was a bartender on staff at the facility, that the Chiefs have any liability in this situation. Sadly, none of this does any good for Ariel Young, and her family in dealing with the destruction caused by Britt.

  50. hillarious…
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    when this happens to someone we dont know, the attitude is throw the book at him. if its someone you know (or just like) the attitude is “he or she needs help, not jail time”
    .

  51. Was this the first time he drove drunk?…..I don’t think so, he can’t be watched 24/7 by anyone. He made the choice to drink, no matter where he was and then drive. He’s responsible.

  52. In some counties people found guilty of DUI are executed. Very few people are caught for DUI in these countries. Perhaps they are on to something

    At the very least, Reid should go to prison and remain there until the little girl completely recovers.

  53. “well over the legal limit” seems a little strong. Not sure why you felt it necessary to phrase it like that.

  54. SO if someone gets drunk in the parking lot at a sporting event then has an accident, the team is now liable? That’s the precedent FLorio is trying to set here.

    Kiss your tailgating parties goodbye, kiss alcohol sales in the stadium goodbye & prepare yourselves for alcohol-free sporting events.

    BTW Reid is guilty as hell and should suffer as this family has suffered.

  55. “but a garbage man sneaking drinks on the job doesn’t mean the garbage company “has tough questions to answer” to reporters.”
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    If a drunk garbage man runs into somebody and injures them and the victims’ lawyers find out drinking at the workplace was commonplace that garbage company is likely going to be on the hook for a lot of money. Companies have even successfully been sued when employees got drunk at Christmas parties and ended up in wrecks, which is why open bars at company parties are much less common now.

  56. Taking the Fifth is American. The Chiefs are not going to incriminate themselves. They will let Britt Reid incriminate himself if he wants to.

  57. mrjoseph says:
    April 13, 2021 at 8:11 am
    Unfortunately the state of Kansas does not have social host liability laws, so not sure how the Chief organization and/or NFL can get 3rd partied into litigation. But if Reid was drinking at the facility with the knowledge and support of the Chiefs, and worse, allowed to leave and drive in an inebriated condition, they certainly should be held liable. If the facts prove the liability, hopefully there will be other means for this family to recover, substantially recover, from Reid, and the Chiefs, along with jail time for Reid.And the state of Kansas needs to update their laws. Impaired driving is Russian roulette with a 4000 lb weapon. Its all very sad but also very preventable.

    51 22 Rate This

    EXCEPT, Einstein, IT OCCURRED IN MISSOURI

  58. Just so happens their are two hotels not 5 minutes away from Arrowhead that serve alcohol.

  59. The Chiefs AND the NFL just need to step up and take care of that little girl, period! They can do so without admitting fault or liability. It’s unfortunate that Britt Reid is only facing 1 to 7 years on his charges, especially knowing his past issues with alcohol and drugs. He’ll hire a high priced attorney and plead to only misdemeanor charges, so c’mon Chiefs and NFL, DO THE RIGHT THING!

  60. Jim Wilken says:
    April 13, 2021 at 12:36 pm
    Just so happens their are two hotels not 5 minutes away from Arrowhead that serve alcohol.

    Yes there is and they are on the opposite side of the facility from where the accident occurred. If he was there he would of probably used I-70 instead of 435.

  61. Please, how ditzy is this guy. In my wildest drinking and driving days my forte was to obey the speed and try and avoid areas the police might be. When I heard he was doing 83 MPH, who the heck does that even stone sober?
    Ya this is a real rocket scientist. Too bad Nasa missed out on this genius and he chose football instead.

  62. andymc58 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 11:46 am
    “well over the legal limit” seems a little strong. Not sure why you felt it necessary to phrase it like that.

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    If the legal limit is 0.08 and his BAC was 0.113,I would agree that he was “well over the legal limit”. That’s pretty drunk. Probably too drunk to walk, let alone drive.

  63. This is what happens when you don’t take the FIRST DUI conviction seriously. In 2007,Reid was convicted of DUI while pointing a gun at a motorist in a road rage incident. Yet, he got a slap on the wrist for it. Sadly, Missouri is very lenient when it comes to DUI convictions. I just hope he serves the maximum sentence for what he did that poor girl.

  64. This story is hardly a reach.
    If anything, it’s too diplomatic.

    5 year old Ariel Young can’t walk or talk and is fed through a tube.

    WHY?

    Britt Reid was not reprimanded severely for previous drinking and driving incidents, and was enabled not only culturally, but the fact that his FATHER employed him for an NFL franchise is the epitome of irresponsibility.

    FOR WHAT?
    Winning a football game.

    A young girl’s life.

    The Chief’s facility should have to have her photo in every hallway of their offices and her image the new logo on the field.

    ARIEL YOUNG. Chiefs players will never forget that name as fans shout it from the stands for the rest of the franchise’s existence.

  65. Does anyone not a child believe that this is the first time Britt Reid drank at work?

  66. kids spike their drinks all the time in high school and college. if this was a kid and not Reid would you be hunting down the school for blame? You are trying to stir the pot and hold a company accountable for ones actions. Pro teams stopped providing alcohol after Mlb players died driving home drunk years ago. they dont even provide tobacco anymore.

  67. The Chiefs are by far the dirtiest team in the league. They cheated via tampering, employ domestic violence abusers, only acted on a coach with a history of drunk driving when it was far too late, and they shine lasers at opposing teams’ quarterbacks.

  68. Ohh, so the Chiefs have money, Reid doesn’t. Let’s set up another frivolous lawsuit.
    This country is about individual freedom. Reid drank, Chiefs did not.

  69. @ jameshodges

    You are so funny. Chiefs are far from the dirtiest team in the league. you just mad because they are better than your team. LMAO

  70. Until there is ANY proof that Britt Reid got drunk at the Chiefs complex or that ANYONE in the organization enabled or covered up for him, this is on him and him alone. Don’t bring Andy into the discussion unless you’re willing to say that your parents are responsible for everything you do. Britt Reid is an adult and he’s responsible for his own actions.

  71. So their is no way he could drinking at one of hotels 5 minutes from arrowhead on I70 and then leave and get on 435 and have the accident. Sounds like it is possible to me.

  72. My team beat the Chiefs in the super bowl. So, why would I be mad? The Patriots own that team.

  73. 25 plus years ago, after a Monday night football game @ Arrowhead, the KCPD ran checkpoints on 435 & I70 highways, several miles away from the stadium – along the major paths where most of the people who attended the game that evening – were driving to get home.

    It was wildly successful from the standpoint of arrests and DUI citations. It also backed up traffic for miles all over the city and delayed thousands of people getting home or just getting caught up in the traffic jams – and a lot of displeasure was voiced by local and state politicians.

    It probably worked to cut drinking & driving at least in half for the rest of the home games at Arrowhead that season – but the KCPD never organized and held another one of those, because they bowed to the political pressure.

    But if you were a cop and some of you are – it makes perfect sense to target that segment of the driving public where you know your percentages are extremely high for arrests – doesn’t it?

    Incidentally, there are a number of bars, strip clubs and assorted low rent dives just to the North of the practice facility – all manner of locations for a 30-40 year old man to stop by at for an hour of drink pounding after getting off work, before sliding behind the wheel of his 2020 Dodge pickup for the 25 minute drive (after rush hour) back to his cozy home in Cakeville, KS.

    I can’t see that Clark Hunt or the front office would allow keggers, packaged 12-packs or open stocked liquor cabinets in easy reach of team personnel at any of their facilities 24x7x365. That would be insane in 2020, let alone 2010, 2000 or 1990.

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