The Kansas City Chiefs have placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave, the team announced in a statement. Britt — the 35-year-old son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — was involved in a multi-vehicle accident last Thursday night and is currently under investigation for driving impaired.
Read the team’s statement below:
“Outside Linebackers Coach Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave following last Thursday’s multi-vehicle accident. We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested.
Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”
The Kansas City Police Department outlined the process of their investigation on Tuesday. The KCPD has said “accident reconstruction can take between 30 and 60 days to be complete.”
At this writing, a 5-year-old girl remains in critical condition as a result of the accident. The family’s GoFundMe page has raised north of $420,000. Andy Reid addressed the situation in a statement after Super Bowl LV.
“I know I haven’t had a chance to address you since the accident happened that my son was involved in,” said Reid after the loss. “My heart goes out to all those that were involved in the accident, in particular, the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life. And listen, it’s a tough situation. I can’t comment on it any more than what I am here, so the questions that you have, I’m going to have to turn those down at the time, but just from a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”