‘My heart goes out to those who are involved,’ Andy Reid said about crash involving son Britt


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was asked about the DWI charge against son Britt Reid. The question came Monday during team media availability as off-season workouts began.

“Obviously, my prayers and thoughts go out to everybody involved. Because of the legal situation, I can’t talk about it now, but just from a humane standpoint, my heart goes out to those who are involved in it,” Reid said.

Britt Reid turned himself in a week ago after the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office charged him with DWI — serious physical injury.

The charge came more than two months after the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach was involved in a crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.

Court documents say Reid’s blood alcohol content was measured at .113 and he was driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone five seconds before the three-car crash in early February near Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid is no longer employed by the Chiefs, and the NFL is investigating and reviewing the incident.

The 5-year-old girl, Ariel, was released from the hospital last week after waking up from a coma on February 15, according to an update from the family.

The family also said Ariel’s mother received a wheelchair-accessible van last week which will make Ariel’s new everyday life easier.

GoFundMe page was started for Ariel’s medical bills and has surpassed $575,000.

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