It has been a trying year for Eagles coach Andy Reid on and off the field, and things got even worse on Tuesday when his eldest son was taken into custody after failing a drug test. Garrett Reid was handcuffed and taken to the Montgomery County Prison after he surrendered to a probation officer. The 24-year-old didn’t show up for a test that was to take place on October 15th according to prosecutors.
The son has stated that he used heroin when he ran a red light and hit another vehicle in January. “His sentencing is Thursday, and we hope that the judge will listen to our arguments and will come up with sentence that will include a plan of treatment that will lead to rehabilitation,” defense lawyer Ross Weiss said. “We do have a plan that we will present to the court.”
Let’s not forget that his younger brother and Andy’s other son – Britt, is already in jail after violating his bail conditions. He was charged in August with driving under the influence and drug violations. When he was pulled over by police they found painkillers, amphetamines and antidepressants when they checked out his car.
Like him as a coach or not, you have to feel for Andy Reid and the dealings he has had to go through over the last year with his sons. While he must try and focus on getting his football club ready for the Cowboys on Sunday night, this has to be a distraction. Mark it down, Reid will walk away from the Eagles after the 2007 no matter what, as family will overrule his desire to win a championship in the city of brotherly love.