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Kansas City Chiefs LB Coach Britt Reid Admits to Drinking Before Multicar Crash, Per Reports

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multicar accident and investigators are working to determine if alcohol could have been a factor in the crash, per reports.

A Kansas City Missouri Police Department incident report, obtained by ESPN, states a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City — near the Chiefs’ training complex adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium — on Thursday night.

The driver called relatives for help and a second car arrived, also parking on the on-ramp.

The police report states a third car, which Reid admitted to driving, came along and struck the stopped first vehicle and then the second vehicle, where two children were in the backseat.

Both children were taken to local area hospitals — the 5-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries, and the 4-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Reid is in the hospital with undisclosed injuries and could be there for days, ESPN reports.

Officers said Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” was reported. Reid told the officer that he had two to three drinks and was prescribed Adderall.

The officer noted observed signs of impairment and requested a blood draw, which was approved by a judge.

The team released a statement Friday sending thoughts and prayers to everyone involved and said they are working to learn more.

“The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said in a statement Friday. “We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

Kansas City Police told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that no charges have been brought against Reid at this time, but say driver impairment is under investigation.

Russini said Reid is not expected to travel with the team on Saturday for the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

Written by Megan Turner

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  1. Lets see smelled of alcohol bloodshot eyes ran into a couple of cars one with a couple of kids and they are trying to determine if alcohol was involved let me help them out uhh hell yeah smh and he was on drugs to boot. Sounds like coach may want to spend a little more time dealing with a son who makes really bad decisions and pray that injured child doesn’t die and fully recovers.

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