Tragic news today out of the world of professional sports: Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his room at the club’s training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
Reid’s body was found by local police after a 911 call was placed at 7:20 a.m.
Police chief Edward Shupp says “no suspicious activities” have been reported.
The team gathered for practice this morning, without Andy Reid present, and said a prayer prior to assistant coaches leading the squad through a walk-through.
Garrett and younger brother Britt have each battled substance abuse problems over the years. They were arrested on drug charges after two separate traffic accidents in 2007 and Garrett was in jail off and on in 2009.
“This is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “Garrett grew up with this team and this makes this news even harder for us to process.”
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Garrett Reid, Son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach, Found Dead