Britt Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy, has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated over a February incident that left a five-year-old girl with severe brain injuries.
Reid was working as a linebackers coach with the Chiefs at the time of the crash and on Monday prosecutors in Missouri said he had “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.”
The 35-year-old faces up to seven years in jail if found guilty. His contract with the Chiefs expired at the end of the 2020 season and was not renewed.
The charge stems from a February incident in which Reid was driving a pick-up truck that collided with two other vehicles in Kansas City, critically injuring the girl, who was a passenger on one of the cars. A lawyer for the girl’s family said the injuries have left her unable to walk or talk.
According to a police report, Britt Reid said he had “two or three drinks” on the evening of the accident. ESPN reported that police officers noticed “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” on Reid, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash and did not travel to that month’s Super Bowl, which the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Both Andy Reid and the Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, expressed concern for the injured girl after the Super Bowl. “It’s a very tragic situation,” Mahomes said after the game. “And you know you want to keep that in the back of your mind, and you give prayers to the families that were involved, especially the child that was involved.”