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Britt Reid no longer employed by Chiefs following crash

This is a photo of Britt Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. This image reflects...
This is a photo of Britt Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. This image reflects the Kansas City Chiefs active roster as of Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo)(AP)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 8:53 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 7:11 PM CST
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(KANSAS CITY, Mo. AP and KWCH) - Update Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021: Chiefs outside linebacker coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, is no longer employed with the team, according to national reports. On Wednesday evening, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported from a league source that the younger Reid was placed on leave with the Chiefs through the duration of his contract, which has since expired.

Five-year-old Ariel Young was critically injured in the Feb. 4 crash. Her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical bills and time away from work.

The Kansas City Chiefs placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave while an investigation continues into a crash that injured two children. The team has said Reid, who is head coach Andy Reid’s son, was involved in a multi-vehicle crash last Thursday that injured two young children near the team’s training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium.

A 5-year-old girl, identified by the Chiefs as Ariel Young, remained in critical condition on Tuesday. The Chiefs said the team has contacted the girl’s family and is offering support and resources to them. Andy Reid said this week that Britt underwent surgery after the crash.

Tuesday, the Chiefs released a statement accompanying its announcement that Britt Reid is on administrative leave.

“Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family,” the team said. “We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”

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