Eagles head coach Andy Reid spoke out Friday about the personal situation with his sons and family, and says that despite how it looks, he will not be walking away anytime soon as Eagles coach. “I know this is a big story for everybody and I respect that,” Reid said. “On the other hand, I can´t go into questioning on it at this time. However, as parents we have huge concerns for our two boys. This has been a battle we have dealt with here for a few years and I´m sure we´ll continue to address the situation. … Our prayers are obviously with the boys, for their future, and to make sure things work out, where they can live a normal life down the road.”
Montgomery County Judge Steven O´Neill called the Reids a “family in crisis” on Thursday, this coming off the heels of Andy’s two sons, Britt and Garrett both being sentenced to jail terms for their issues with drugs. “There isn´t any structure there that this court can depend upon,” O´Neill said. “These are highly addictive medications that are just around the house with two addicts in it. It sounds more or less like a drug emporium.”
22-year-old Britt was sentenced to 8 to 23 months in jail for pointing a gun at another driver on Janaury 30th. His brother Garrett, who is 24, was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail for a high-speed crash in which another driver was injured. Police found heroin, steroids and more than 200 pills in his car and he admitted using heroin on the day of the crash.
A lot of people, myself included, still think that despite his words today, Andy’s family issues will eventually get the better of him, and he will walk away from the coaching position of the Eagles. Being a head coach in the NFL is stressful enough, and add on to him the pressures of what is going on with his own flesh and blood, and you have to feel for Reid at this time.