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Statements from Howie Roseman, Police Chief and Coroner about Garrett Reid

Below are the statements made during a Sunday morning news conference regarding the death of Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid:

Statements from Howie Roseman, Police Chief and Coroner about Garrett Reid

(Mark Stehle/AP file photo)
(Mark Stehle/AP file photo)

Below are the statements made during a Sunday morning news conference regarding the death of Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid:

HOWIE ROSEMAN, EAGLES GENERAL MANAGER: “I have some heartbreaking news to share with you all. It is with great sadness, the oldest son of Coach Reid, was found dead this morning in his room here in training camp. It’s a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family. Garrett grew up with this team, which makes this news even harder for us to process. Our hearts go out to Andy, Tammy, Britt, Spencer, Crosby and Drew Ann.

“Coach has spent the morning informing his family. We ask sincerely that you respect the family’s privacy during this time. The team has been informed of this news, as has Jeffrey [Lurie] and Christina. The chief will speak to you in a minute about what is known about this event. From a football perspective, I can tell you Andy has asked that we go forward with training camp. …On a personal note, we’ve been with Andy for a long time. He’s always been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now. As a father and a friend, we’re all hurting.”

ED SHUPP, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY POLICE CHIEF: “This morning, at approximately at 7:20 a.m., I received a 911 call about an unresponsive male at Sayre Park dormitories. On arrival, attempts were made to revive the individual were unsuccessful. Garrett Reid was deceased on the officer’s arrival. There was no suspicious activity.”

ZACHARY LYSEK, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY CORONER: “What I can tell you is this morning we were contacted by the Lehigh campus police department and requested to respond for the discovery of a deceased male. We are conducting an investigation with the cooperation of the Lehigh campus police department and I personally pronounced Mr. Reid deceased at the scene. The investigation will be ongoing.”

 

UPDATE

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also released a statement: "We are deeply saddened by the news about Garrett Reid. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy, Tammy and their family. We will support them and the Eagles in any way we can through this difficult time."

Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
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