Britt Reid
Personal information
Born: (1985-04-28) April 28, 1985 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school:Harriton High School (Rosemont, Pennsylvania)
College:Temple
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Britt Reid (born April 28, 1985) is a former American football coach. He most recently served as an outside linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).[1] His coaching career was mainly because of his father Andy Reid, being a Practice Squad Coach Intern in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles and multiple defensive coaching positions for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2020, winning Super Bowl LIV during the 2019 season. However, he did not travel with the Chiefs for their Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because he was on administrative leave due to getting into a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. Following the season, his contract expired and he was not resigned.

Early years

Reid was born in Los Angeles. He is the son of Andy Reid.[2] For 4 years, he played football at Harriton High School, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, serving as the team captain for three seasons. Reid played in the East-West All-Star Game as a senior. He attended college at Temple University and received a bachelor's degree in communications.[1]

Coaching career

In 2008, Reid was an assistant offensive line coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia. In 2009, he was a training camp coordinator intern for the Philadelphia Eagles, under his father, Andy Reid. Prior to his graduation, Reid served as a student assistant for the Temple football program for two seasons assisting the offense. Reid also spent two years (2011–12) working at the Steve Addazio football camp.[3] Following his graduation, he joined his father on the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff in 2013 as the Defensive Quality Control Coach. This was followed by Assistant Defensive Line Coach in 2015, the Defensive Line Coach from 2016 to 2018, and the assistant Linebackers/Outside Linebackers Coach, which he held until 2020.

Legal trouble

In 2007, Britt was sentenced to 8 to 23 months in jail alongside his brother Garrett for running a "drug emporium" from their home.[4]

Reid was involved in a road rage incident in 2007 where he pointed a gun at another man's face. A lawsuit was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum in 2014.[5]

Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on February 4, 2021 that injured two young children near the team's training complex, just a few days before Super Bowl LV. Reid admitted to officers he had consumed 2 to 3 drinks earlier in the evening and was on Adderall, a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit disorder. Two hours after the crash, according to a probable cause statement, Reid had a blood alcohol concentration of .113, above the legal limit of .08.[6] Reid, as well as a five-year-old passenger of another vehicle, were both hospitalized. The five-year-old passenger was in critical condition and spent ten days in a coma.[7] On April 2, 2021, roughly two months after the accident, the five-year-old girl was released from the hospital, still unable to walk or talk and being fed through a feeding tube.[8][9] The crime led the Chiefs to not renew Reid's contract, which expired at the end of the 2020 season.[10] On April 12, he was charged with a DWI, which is a D-Level felony which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.[11][9] On November 19, 2021, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they would pay for all of the medical expenses for the five-year old giving her world-class medical care and will also provide her and her family long-term financial stability.[12]Reid's felony DWI trial is scheduled for April 18, 2022.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b "Official Website of the Kansas City Chiefs | Chiefs.com". Kansas City Chiefs. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  2. ^ Gregorian, Vahe (February 1, 2020). "Artist, healer, football genius. Chiefs' Andy Reid can paint Super Bowl masterpiece". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 23, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ McManus, Tim (January 11, 2013). "Andy Reid's Son, Britt, Named To KC Coaching Staff". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved November 23, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Reid brothers receive jail terms; judge cites 'family in crisis'". ESPN. November 1, 2007. Retrieved February 5, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Hessler, Jr., Carl (September 18, 2014). "Britt Reid settles road-rage lawsuit". Daily Local News. Retrieved February 5, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Negley, Cassandra; Bushnell, Henry. "Britt Reid charged with DWI in car crash that critically injured 5-year-old girl". Yahoo Sports. Yahoo. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  7. ^ Teicher, Adam (February 6, 2021). "Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in multicar crash with life-threatening injuries". ESPN. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  8. ^ Gaydos, Ryan. "Charges against ex-Chiefs coach Britt Reid not 'fair or harsh enough,' cousin of crash victim says". foxnews.com. Fox. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  9. ^ a b Lutz, Tom (12 April 2021). "Former Chiefs coach Reid charged over crash that left girl with severe brain injuries". Guardian News & Media Limited. The Guardian. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Reports: Britt Reid no longer employed by Chiefs; NFL to investigate former assistant coach". USAToday.com.
  11. ^ "Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid charged with DWI". KSHB.com.
  12. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs to pay medical expenses for 5-year-old girl Ariel Young, who was injured in Britt Reid crash". cnbc.com.
  13. ^ "Britt Reid's felony DWI trial scheduled to begin April 18". nypost.com.