PFT – Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman announced moments ago that Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead at training camp on Sunday morning. “He’s been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Roseman said. Lehigh University Chief of Police Edward Shupp confirmed that Garrett Reid’s body was found in his dorm room at training camp, following a 911 call placed at 7:20 a.m. ET. Shupp added that at this point there is no evidence of foul play. A member of the coroner’s office said that an investigation is ongoing. We extend our deepest condolences to Coach Reid, his family, the players, the coaches, and all members of the Eagles organization.
Whoa. Obviously there will be much more to this story to come, so all we can do now is speculate. Found dead in his room at Lehigh? That’s gotta be devastating for Andy. If there was no foul play, what could it be? Heart attack, suicide, …something drug related?
We give Andy a lot of stress in this city, but maybe this is is his chance to have the city rally around him. No man should have to feign interest in a job after his son dies, especially when it happens so close to the father. The team’s going to have to really support Big Red on this one. Yeah we’re probably going to win a Super Bowl now because of this, but frankly no fan of the team should be thinking football now. Having your kid die at at training camp is tragic.
All the best to the entire Reid family.