Eagles coach Andy Reid issued a statement on behalf of his family Thursday following the release of the Northampton County coronor's report on the death of his son Garrett at training camp in Bethlehem on Aug. 5.
"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!”
Coroner Zachary Lysek ruled that Garrett Reid, 29, died of an accidental heroin overdose, which is consistent with what the Reid family said in the days following his death. Garrett Reid was assisting the Eagles' strength and conditioning coaches at training camp.