Son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Found Dead
Cause of Death Possibly Drug Related
Garret Reid, 29, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, was found dead this morning at the team's training camp at Lehigh University. A 911 call was placed at 7:20 am. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say there is no evidence of foul play, but given Reid's history with substance issues, drugs may have played a role. He was arrested on drug related charges in 2007 and spent time in jail in 2009. Andy and his wife Tammy spoke openly about the family's struggles with Garrett's addictions, even discussing it in a cover story for Philadelphia magazine.
Sadly, most who knew him believed he had put those issues behind him. He was at the camp assisting the Eagles' strength coaches and was considered an integral part of the team.
"This is a tough morning for all of us," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. "Garrett grew up with this team and this makes this news even harder for us to process."
While the investigation is still ongoing, the team is rallying around Garrett's dad. "We've been with Andy for a long time," Roseman stated. "He's always been strong for us; we're going to be strong for him right now. As a father and a friend, we're all hurting.".