NFL issues statement on Britt Reid's status amid investigation

2 children, Chiefs assistant injured in wreck
Britt Reid
Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 16:51:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL is monitoring the developments surrounding Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, who allegedly caused a crash Feb. 4 that left two children hospitalized.

A 5-year-old girl named Ariel remains in a coma at a local hospital with a brain injury after the crash.

Reid, the son of Kansas City coach Andy Reid, admitted to having “two or three drinks” before leaving the Truman Sports Complex that Thursday night.

The crash, which involved two vehicles parked on the side of the entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to Interstate 435, happened around 9:10 p.m.

A 4-year-old in the second vehicle that Reid’s Dodge Ram struck, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police, suffered minor injuries.

More than 11,000 people have donated in excess of $441,000 to a GoFundMe for Ariel’s family.

“Our primary concern is for the young girl, her family, and the others who were injured,” an NFL spokesperson told 41 Action News on Tuesday in a statement. “The matter will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. We will continue to monitor developments and when law enforcement has completed its review we will address this matter and take any appropriate action.”

The Chiefs confirmed Tuesday that Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave.

Reid, whose phone was seized as part of the traffic investigation, also was hospitalized after the crash. He has not been charged in connection with the crash, but KCPD officials explained Tuesday that accident investigations are tedious and often take weeks before charges are considered.

Andy Reid said Monday that his son underwent successful surgery for an unspecified injury after the crash.