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Sunday
Aug052012

Andy Reid's son Garrett found dead

 

Andy Reid's oldest son, Garrett, was found dead in his room at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University on Sunday morning. Garrett, who along with his brother Britt, had battled drug problems for a long time, had been assisting the Eagles' strength coaches at camp.

When police arrived at Garrett's dorm room after a 7:20 a.m. ET 911 call, he was already dead. Lehigh University Chief of Police Edward Shupp said there were no signs of foul play and he added "there were no suspicious activities."

Back in 2008, Garrett was caught with 89 prescription pills in his rectum at the Montgomery County Prison, where he was serving time for a car crash that seriously injured a woman in January 2007. He was also busted for a road-rage incident  in 2007, when he busted up another motorists' car while high on heroin with his brother.

When he was sentenced to two years in a state drug rehabilitation program for the car wreck, Garrett told the judge, "I don't want to be that kid who was the son of the head coach of the Eagles, who was spoiled and on drugs and OD'd and just faded into oblivion."

The Eagles held a news conference on Sunday morning where general manager Howie Roseman addressed the media. The Eagles also held a team prayer and announced that Andy would want camp to continue as scheduled.

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said, “This news is heartbreaking for everyone in the Eagles family. Our hearts go out to Andy, his wife, Tammy, and their children."

Reid is 126-81-1 (remember that tie McNabb) since being hired as the Eagles head coach back in 1999. The Eagles of course have never won a Super Bowl, and are looking to improve on last year's disappointing 8-8 record after former QB Vince Young dubbed them the "Dream Team."

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