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Jeffrey Lurie's statement on Garrett Reid

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released the following statement after authorities announced Garrett Reid was found to have steroids when he died on Aug. 5:

Jeffrey Lurie's statement on Garrett Reid

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released the following statement after authorities announced Garrett Reid was found to have steroids when he died on Aug. 5:

“The news today on Garrett Reid’s possession of steroids is disappointing. It’s clear the conduct in which he apparently engaged runs counter to the values and principles mandated for everyone associated with our organization. We have spoken with the league office and have pledged our full cooperation with their requests should there be any. While we remained saddened by the tragic end of a young man’s life and know how hard this must be for the entire Reid family, we are extremely confident that Garrett’s actions were unknown to those around him and did not involve our football team.

“The NFL has a rigorous drug testing program for its players. It is a matter of record that none of our players has tested positive for any of the steroids mentioned in the district attorney’s report.”

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