According to a report on the Reuters’ website, Britt Reid, former assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been sentenced to serve three years in prison after a DUI conviction.
Court records show that the accident happened on February 4, 2021, when Reid struck a disabled vehicle and another car that had stopped to help with his pickup truck. Investigators estimate that Reid was traveling at approximately 84 miles per hour when he hit the other vehicles.
The crash injured six people, including a 4-year-old girl who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.
A blood test indicated that Reid had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 at the time of the accident, far exceeding Missouri’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The mother of the now six-year-old girl says that because of the extent of her daughter’s injuries, she drags one foot when she walks and suffers from other physical and mental challenges.
Reid pleaded guilty to the charges in September; however, the girl’s family rejected a plea deal.
According to the NFL, this is not the first time Reid has faced impairment issues. Records indicate that he graduated from a substance abuse program in Pennsylvania in 2009 while his father was the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- R. Hobbs. Reid’s attorney told reporters that his client respects the court’s decision in the case. He also expressed deep regret and responsibility for his actions.
The Chiefs Organization and the NFL have reached a confidential agreement with the girl’s family to pay for her ongoing treatment and other expenses.