Son of Eagles' coach Andy Reid found dead at training camp
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|Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid walks the sideline after the Eagles loss to the Patriots in their NFL football game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania November 27, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)
Lehigh, PA - Garrett Reid, son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead this morning in a dorm room at Lehigh University.
Howie Roseman, the Eagles general manager, made the announcement Sunday after the teams’ morning walk through.
“It’s a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family. Garrett grew up with this team and this makes this news even harder for us to process,” Roseman said in the announcement.
“Our hearts go out to Andy, Tammie, Britt, Spencer, Crosby and Drew Ann. Coach has spent the morning informing his family. We ask sincerely that you respect the families privacy during this time. The team has been informed of this news, as has Jeffrey and Christina `Lurie~.”
Lehigh chief of police Edward Shupp stated that, “This morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. ET our office received a 911 phone call for an unresponsive male at Sayre Park dormitories. Upon arrival, it was observed that attempts to revive the individual were unsuccessful, and the individual, Garrett Reid, was deceased upon the officers arrival. There were no suspicious activities.”
County Coroner Zachary Lysek added, “This morning we were contacted by the Lehigh campus police department requested to respond to the discovery of a deceased male. We are conducting an investigation with the cooperation of the Lehigh campus police department. I personally pronounced Mr. Reid deceased at the scene. The investigation will be ongoing. At this time, it will be pending the completion of the investigation.”
In 2007, Garrett Reid was found guilty of driving under the influence of controlled substances, recklessly driving his vehicle, exceeding the speed limit, running a red light, and colliding with a vehicle
Garrett Reid was found to be in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia at the time of the accident. That led to jail time for the younger Reid.
While serving time, Garrett was caught smuggling drugs into prison. After serving seven months in prison he was sent to a halfway house.
Garrett, 29, was later sent back to jail after his release for failing a drug test and getting into a fight with another resident at the halfway house where he was staying.
Per Andy Reid’s wishes, Eagles training camp will continue as scheduled. However, owner Jeffrey Lurie’s annual state-of-the-team address, slated for today, has been canceled.