KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An NFL cornerback is among the top donors to a GoFundMe campaign to help cover medical expenses for a 5-year-old girl who is in critical condition after a crash that involved Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid.
Jeff Okudah, of the Detroit Lions, donated $1,000, according to a report by Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.
More than 8,500 people have pledged to the campaign, which has exceeded its $100,000 goal by more than $200,000. As of Monday afternoon, $345,746 had been raised.
The girl, Ariel, was with her mother and another sibling Thursday night when the crash occurred on an Interstate 435 ramp near Stadium Drive.
Reid — the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — told officers he had had a few drinks prior to driving that night, according to a warrant.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which has had a partnership with the NFL since 2010, has requested to meet with Chiefs leadership because of the crash.
Britt Reid did not travel to Tampa with the team for the Super Bowl, but Andy Reid said in a post-game press conference that his son’s involvement in the crash did not affect the team’s play Sunday. The Chiefs lost 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The GoFundMe initially had a goal of $45,000, which was increased within hours after that goal was exceeded.