Garrett Reid, Son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, Found Dead at Eagles Camp at Lehigh University
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was noticeably absent from the start of the Eagles’ walk-through practice on Sunday morning. It was said that he had a personal issue. That was an understatement …
Garrett Reid, oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his bed at Lehigh University this morning. Garret Reid has had a history of drug abuse and had served jail time; however, had reportedly rebounded from his drug-troubled past and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Lehigh University Chief of Police Edward Shupp confirmed that Garrett Reid’s body was found in his dorm room at training camp, following a 911 call placed at 7:20 a.m. ET. Shupp stated that there was no evidence of foul play and the coroner’s office has an investigation going.
Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman announced moments ago that Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead at training camp on Sunday morning.
“He’s been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Roseman said.
UPDATE I: Garrett Reid’s past issues with drugs. Did the demons intimately end his life?
The 29-year-old Reid struggled with drug abuse for years and was imprisoned for a 2007 high-speed car crash in which another driver was injured. Police found heroin, which Reid admitted to using, and more than 200 pills in his car. When he surrendered to begin serving his sentence in that case, prison guards found Reid had tried to smuggle prescription pills into jail.
Reid seemed to have rebounded from his problems in recent times and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Many of the coaches and staff stay in the Lehigh dorms.
In the midst of his legal troubles in his early 20s, Reid said he ”got a thrill” out of being a drug dealer in a lower-income neighborhood just a few miles from his parents’ suburban Villanova mansion.