On Thursday came a reminder of the personal crisis facing Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid alongside his professional battle.
Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek released his report on the death of Garrett Reid, 29, the coach’s eldest son. It was what the family expected and alluded to in their initial statement about the tragedy: an accidental heroin overdose. The family responsed as follows:
“These results sadly confirmed what we had expected all along. We understood that Garrett’s long-standing battle with addiction was going to be difficult. He will, however, always have our family’s love and respect for the courage he showed in trying to overcome it. In the end, we take comfort in our faith and know that he’s in a better place. We miss Garrett. We miss his smile, his laugh, and his energy and we will forever love him.
“There are many other individuals and families engaged in this struggle in their own lives, and they will always have our support, encouragement, and understanding. Never give up!”