Former head coach Britt Reid sentenced to three years in prison after car accident in 2021.
Ex Kansas City Chiefs Assistant coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, was sentenced to three years in prison for driving while intoxicated, speeding and hitting two stopped cars in which a 5-year-old girl suffered a severe brain injury last year.
The sentence, announced Tuesday, is in line with a plea deal Reid negotiated with prosecutors that called for a maximum of four years in prison. The charges carried a maximum sentence of seven years.
February 4, 2021, just a few days before the bosses faced off Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super BowlReid was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone when his Dodge Ram truck struck two parked cars on the ramp to Interstate 435, which is near Arrowhead Stadium.
Ariel Young he was one of the five injured in the incident. She suffered a traumatic brain injury that her parents say changed her forever. Her health has improved since the accident, but she drags one leg when she walks, has poor balance and has to wear thick glasses. The family’s attorney, Tom Porto, recently tore up the plea deal Reid received.
“The five victims of this crime are outraged that the prosecutor is not seeking the maximum sentence allowed by law,” Porto said in September. “The defendant is a previous offender whose actions left a five-year-old girl in a coma and seriously injured three others.”
One of the vehicles Reid hit stalled due to a dead battery, and the other was owned by Ariel’s mother, who arrived to help. Bosses reached a confidential settlement with Ariel’s family last year to pay for her ongoing treatment and other costs.
“I truly regret what I did,” Reid said at the time. “I made a huge mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”
Felicia Miller, Young’s mother, read a victim impact statement into the record, saying the crash victims were offended that Reid was asking for probation and they didn’t accept his apology, per NFL.com.
Reid majored in drugs treatment program in Pennsylvania in 2009
Fox News Digital sports editor Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.
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