PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles watches an instant replay during an official review during a game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his room this morning at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson spent several years in Philadelphia as a scout and personnel executive. He and the Colts released this statement today after hearing the news regarding Garrett Reid:
I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Reid family. They are a special family led by two extremely strong and loving parents in Coach and his wife Tammy. I ask that the entire Colt's nation and football fans everywhere lift Coach Reid and his family up in prayer during this difficult time.
It was widely reported a few years ago that Garrett had battled with addiction, but the chief of police at Lehigh, Edward Schupp, stated in a press conference this morning that "no suspicious activities" were seen or known at the time Garrett Reid was found. Garrett was apparently working with the Eagles at camp with the strength and conditioning staff at Lehigh.
Thoughts go out to Coach Reid and his family.