Britt Reid, a Chiefs Assistant Coach, Is Involved in a Car Crash

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Britt Reid, the outside linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and the son of the head coach, Andy Reid, was in an automobile crash on Thursday night, the team said in a statement Friday.

The crash occurred just days before both men were expected to be in Tampa, Fla., for the Super Bowl on Sunday, when the Chiefs, the reigning N.F.L. champions, are scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chiefs were planning to fly to Tampa on Saturday. Britt Reid, 35, will not make the trip, according to a team executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on behalf of the team.

The team statement provided no details other than confirming that Reid had been involved in a crash.

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“We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time,” the statement said.

In response to an inquiry about a possible accident involving Britt Reid, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department said that a crash had occurred on Interstate 435, which is not far from the Chiefs’ training facility. But the spokesman would not provide more details or identify anyone who was involved the crash, citing a Missouri law that prohibits the police from releasing the names of people who have not been charged with a crime.



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