Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Andy Reid: 'Confident' Garrett Reid's decisions 'did not affect' team

Garrett Reid was in possession of steroids when he was found dead on Aug. 5, authorities announced on Monday. The Eagles released the following statement on behalf of Andy Reid:

Andy Reid: 'Confident' Garrett Reid's decisions 'did not affect' team

Andy Reid. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Garrett Reid was in possession of steroids when he was found dead on Aug. 5, authorities announced on Monday.  The Eagles released the following statement on behalf of Andy Reid: 

"As you all know, my son Garrett battled addiction for many years. While there were some victories along the way, it ultimately was a battle that he lost and that cost him his life. Our family feels the pain of that loss every day.

"Today’s report saddens me greatly, but only confirms the troubles Garrett encountered in the final years of his life. As parents, we were encouraged by his apparent progress but, like many addicts, he was able to conceal the signs of relapse.

"Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles organization and the people of Philadelphia have been remarkably supportive of my family throughout our ordeal. I am confident that my son’s decisions did not affect our football team in any way. I cannot apologize enough for any adverse appearances that my son's actions may have for an organization and a community that has been nothing but supportive of our family."

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