Who is Britt Reid? Bio, Wiki, Age, Suspect, Police Report
Britt Reid Bio – Britt Reid Wiki
Britt Reid, Former NFL coach, has been sentenced to three years in prison. According to The New York Times, Reid was handed down the sentence Tuesday after being found guilty of one felony count of driving while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury.
Britt Reid is 37 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
The charge stemmed from a Feb. 4, 2021, highway crash that injured Ariel Miller, then 5, and four others.
Reid — the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — was taken immediately into custody., local affiliate KSHB reports.
The former coach, 37, faced up to four years as part of a plea deal he made in September. Before the plea deal, he faced a maximum of seven years in prison and a trial.
In a statement to PEOPLE, the Miller family’s attorney, Tom Porto, says: “The victims of this crime are outraged the Defendant was not sentenced to the maximum sentence allowable by law. No amount of prison time will ever be enough to punish the Defendant for the pain and suffering he caused this family and the ongoing difficulties Ariel will continue to endure for the rest of her life. She will endure. She will strive, and she will thrive. She is Ariel strong.”
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Porto adds, “The family is relieved this matter is over.”
According to ABC News, Ariel’s family also appeared in Court on Tuesday, and her mother read a victim’s statement to Reid.
“Today, Ariel drags her right foot when she walks. Next month we’re going to see a doctor about leg braces. She has terrible balance,” she wrote, according to the outlet. “She takes longer to process information than her peers. She will have to be in special ed. She wears thick glasses that she never wore before. This is our life.”
Ariel’s mother shared that she does not accept any past apologies from Reid for the accident and that he never should’ve been offered a plea deal. Additionally, she said that the victims are “offended”, and he even asked for probation.
“Ariel’s life is forever changed because of Britt Reid. Her life will be dealing with the damage that Britt Reid did,” she wrote, according to ABC News.
Reid’s lawyer says in a statement to PEOPLE: “Britt Reid respects the Court’s decision and appreciates the time and attention given to this matter. He sincerely regrets and accepts responsibility for his conduct and hopes and prays for A.Y.’s continued recovery.”
In September, Reid appeared in Court in Missouri to plead guilty to driving while impaired from the Feb. 4, 2021, crash. Reid was behind the wheel of his pickup truck, driving near GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when he struck two vehicles that had stopped along the side of the highway.
Ariel was one of two children seated in the back of a disabled silver Chevrolet Traverse who were hurt in the crash. The other child, a then 4-year-old, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash also injured Reid and left Ariel in a coma for 11 days. Relatives had previously said she was facing a long road ahead in her recovery.
Reid, who was the linebackers/outside linebackers coach with the Chiefs at the time of the crash, admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel, police said.
In 2007, Reid was sentenced to eight to 23 months in prison for a road-rage incident in Pennsylvania, during which he flashed a handgun at another motorist, ESPN reported. He was paroled into a treatment program.
That same year, he also pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges after driving his vehicle into a shopping cart in a sporting goods store’s parking lot.
“I regret what I did,” said Reid at the hearing in September, according to KMBC. “I made a huge mistake, and I apologized to the family and didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”
The station reports that when the judge asked if the family had a statement to make, Miller stood up and said, “My family and I are opposed to the plea deal, and I don’t think he should receive it.”