Ex-Chiefs Coach Britt Reid Pleads Guilty In Pre-Super Bowl Crash That Put Girl In Coma

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Former Kansas City Chiefs adjunct manager Britt Reid pleaded blameworthy Monday to felony driving portion intoxicated resulting successful superior carnal wounded stemming from a 2021 crash, which occurred erstwhile his pickup motortruck struck 2 stopped cars connected an interstate entranceway ramp and earnestly injured a 5-year-old girl.

Reid, the 37-year-old lad of Chiefs manager Andy Reid, had been scheduled to spell to proceedings connected Sept. 26. Britt Reid had faced up to 7 years successful prison, but the plea woody means helium present faces a imaginable condemnation of up to 4 years successful prison. He entered his plea successful Jackson County Circuit Court successful Kansas City. Sentencing is acceptable for Oct. 28.

Then-Chiefs linebackers manager  Britt Reid talks to the media successful  January 2020.
Then-Chiefs linebackers manager Britt Reid talks to the media successful January 2020.

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While questioning Reid to corroborate that helium understood the plea deal, Circuit Judge Charles McKenzie said Reid besides could service a abbreviated play of clip successful situation and past beryllium placed connected probation if helium qualifies for bully behavior.

Investigators said Reid was intoxicated and driving astir 84 mph (135 kph) erstwhile his Dodge motortruck deed the cars connected an entranceway ramp to Interstate 435 adjacent Arrowhead Stadium connected Feb. 4, 2021.

A miss wrong 1 of the cars, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic encephalon injury. Six people, including Reid, were injured successful the crash.

In tribunal Monday, Reid acknowledged helium was drinking connected the nighttime of the crash.

“I truly regret what I did,” Reid said. “I made a immense mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to wounded anyone.”

Tom Porto, an lawyer representing Ariel’s family, said they opposed the plea deal.

“The 5 victims of this transgression are outraged the prosecuting lawyer is not seeking maximum condemnation allowable by law,” Porto said. “The suspect is simply a anterior offender whose actions caused a 5-year-old miss to beryllium successful a coma and earnestly injured 3 others.”

A Kansas City constabulary serviceman who arrived astatine the country of the clang reported helium could odor intoxicant and that Reid’s eyes were bloodshot, according to tribunal documents. Reid had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 2 hours aft the crash, constabulary said. The ineligible bounds is 0.08.

One of the vehicles helium deed had stalled due to the fact that of a dormant artillery and the 2nd was owned by Ariel’s mother, who had arrived to help.

In tribunal Monday, Reid acknowledged helium was drinking connected the nighttime of the crash.

“I truly regret what I did,” Reid said. “I made a immense mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to wounded anyone.”

Tom Porto, an lawyer representing Ariel’s family, said they opposed the plea deal.

“The 5 victims of this transgression are outraged the prosecuting lawyer is not seeking maximum condemnation allowable by law,” Porto said. “The suspect is simply a anterior offender whose actions caused a 5-year-old miss to beryllium successful a coma and earnestly injured 3 others.”

The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Ariel’s household successful November to wage for her ongoing aesculapian attraction and different expenses.

Reid underwent exigency country for a groin wounded aft the crash. The Chiefs placed Reid connected administrative permission and his occupation with the squad ended aft his declaration was allowed to expire.

This is not the archetypal ineligible contented for Reid, who graduated from a cause attraction programme successful Pennsylvania successful 2009 aft a bid of run-ins with instrumentality enforcement. His begetter was manager of the Philadelphia Eagles astatine the time.

Britt Reid’s older brother, Garrett, served a two-year condemnation successful a Pennsylvania authorities cause programme aft helium was arrested connected drug-related charges. Garrett Reid was found dead successful August 2012 successful his dorm country astatine Lehigh University, wherever helium was assisting astatine the Eagles’ grooming camp. A coroner ruled that helium died of an accidental heroin overdose.

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