Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s sons were sentenced to jail for drug use and dealing. Britt Reid, 22 years old, was sentenced to 8 to 23 months in prison plus 5 years probation for drug use and carrying a handgun without license. Aside from testing positive for drugs, Britt pointed a handgun at another driver following a dispute. On the other hand 24-year old Garett Reid was sentenced to 2 to 23 months in jail plus 1 year probation for drug use and dealing. He tested positive for heroin and ran a red light on January 30, hitting another car during the incident. Andy Reid and his wife, Tammy, were in court but refused to comment.
Eagles players went about their practice routine Thursday without Reid, the first time the coach missed practice in his nine seasons with the franchise. He took a 5-week leave from the Eagles during the offseason to take care of his sons’ ordeal. He declines to comment on his sons’ drug and legal problems but assures that he will not resign from the team. Players say the coach truly loved his children and wanted to be there to support them despite the problems.
Both Reids can apply for a special drug court program after a few months of serving their jail sentence. It would require them to report to authorities regularly, undergo rigorous drug testing and hold down jobs.