Details To Be Released On Death Of Garrett Reid, Son Of Eagles Coach
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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (CBS) — Officials in Northampton County intend to release details Thursday regarding the investigation into the death of Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid.
According to the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, a news conference will be held at 2 p.m. at the county courthouse to discuss the investigation.
Garrett Reid was found dead the morning of August 5th in his room at the Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
The police chief at Lehigh, Edward Shupp, said a 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m., and that Garrett Reid was deceased upon a policeman’s arrival at the campus dormitory. Police said there was no evidence of foul play.
Garrett Reid, who dealt with years of drug-related issues, had rebounded from his troubled past and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. He and his brother Britt were arrested on drug charges after two separate traffic accidents in 2007. Garrett Reid was imprisoned off and on through 2009 (see related story).
In a statement the Reid family released that week, Andy Reid called his son a “fighter” who faced “tremendous personal challenges.”
Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates during the news conference.
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