After a season marked with a Super Bowl loss, the Chiefs are in the spotlight once again. This time it isn’t for their stellar play on the field, but for a wave of controversy surrounding former coach Britt Reid.
Reid was at the wheel last month as his truck hit 2 other cars on a freeway ramp near Arrowhead Stadium. The accident occurred February 4th, just days before the Chiefs Super Bowl matchup in Tampa Bay.
After the collision, it was revealed that 5-year-old Ariel Young suffered permanent brain damage as a result. In the time since, a GoFundMe has raised over $500,000 for Ariel’s recovery.
Family lawyer Tom Porto sat down with Good Morning America to discuss the crash this Tuesday. According to Porto, the family is pursuing charges for Reid.
“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive.”Tom Porto
Shortly after the GMA aired, an update appeared on the GoFundMe page.
Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, admitted to drinking the day of the crash along with taking prescription Adderall. Kansas City refused a contract extension due to the crash, leaving Reid unemployed.
He did not travel to Tampa with the team to witness the their 31-9 loss.