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Reid's Oldest Son Arrested Again

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by superpunk, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. superpunk

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7341796

    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (AP) - The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was taken into custody again Tuesday after failing a drug test, prosecutors said.

    Garrett Reid was handcuffed and taken to the Montgomery County Prison on Tuesday after surrendering at a probation office.

    "His sentencing is Thursday, and we hope that the judge will listen to our arguments and will come up with sentence that will include a plan of treatment that will lead to rehabilitation," defense lawyer Ross Weiss said. "We do have a plan that we will present to the court."

    The 24-year-old Reid didn't show up for a scheduled test Oct. 15, according to prosecutors and Weiss. He is required to submit to random tests while awaiting sentencing on drug charges.

    Reid has acknowledged he had used heroin when he ran a red light and hit another car in January. He and his younger brother, Britt, are to be sentenced Thursday in separate cases.

    Britt Reid, 22, is already in jail in an unrelated case after violating his bail conditions.

    He was charged in August with driving under the influence and drug violations. Police said they pulled over Britt Reid for suspicion of drunken driving and found painkillers, amphetamines and antidepressants when they searched him and his vehicle.

    At the time, he was awaiting sentencing for a road-rage incident that happened the same day as his older brother's crash in January.
  2. hendog

    hendog Active Member

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    You have to feel for Andy. Has to be a really hard time for him. That said - I hope we destroy his team.
  3. Rack Bauer

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    Why? He's obviously not much of a father. If you should "Feel" for anyone it should be the kids themselves as they've obviously not had much guidance from their father.
  4. superpunk

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    I don't think anyone can say that definitively. Some kids are just bad apples, and there's nothing you can do to reach them.
  5. dcowboysfan76

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    Perfect timing................sad
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Rack, I normally agree with you on most topics, but this case, I totally disagree with you.

    His son is 24 years old. At what point does a young adult have to be accountable for his/her own actions?

    - Mike G.
  7. CATCH17

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    I feel bad for Andy. Hes a good guy. Maybe he just needs to break out the leather.
  8. Dallyjake

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    You can't attack the father dude...The H bomb takes no prisoners. Heroin is the culprit here. The drug is so powerful it will make one steal from their own mom. Two of my college friends died as a result of using this drug after completing their 4 years of school. Both of these guys were raised well and had great parents. None of that mattered after they started sticking needles in their arms.
  9. CATCH17

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    Ah if I was Andy it wouldnt bother me as much since the MAN is 24.
  10. Sam I Am

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    I agree with you for the most part, but it's not even a "bad apple" in my opinion. There are some people who have made extremely poor decisions in life and waited to long to correct it. Once a serious drug addiction sets in, some people just do not have what it takes to stay away. Heroin is one of the worst. Many heroin addicts would rather die than face its withdraw. :(
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Andy Reid won't need to quit. His kids will be in jail by then and it will be too late.
  12. adbutcher

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    Also notwithstanding from what you said, coaching is 24-7 job and that is especially true in the NFL. Unless your kid is around the team they will get little parental guidance from the father. This sounds like a cry for help, imo.
  13. Maikeru-sama

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    Completely agree.

    Topics like this were heavily discussed at my company serveral months ago. An Executive Officer at my company went through a very sad (and public) situation. His daugher was found dead in a portable toilet after overdosing on cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycodone. She was a 21 years old and about to graduate from college. The afforementioned executive seemed to blame everyone from the university she attended, to the drug dealer who sold her the drugs and the police department and neglected to place any of the blame on his daughter.

    At some point, one is responsible for his/her own actions.
  14. hendog

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    Not exactly sure how you come up with all these "facts" you're always so quick to chide us with.

    Case in point.
    My father is a great parent and wonderful role model. Loving, hard working, doesn't smoke, drink, cuss. Raised us to be honest and repectful. Faithful in our commitments to our church. That said.
    My older brother received a full academic scholarship to UNC at Chapel Hill. He had never drank nor done drugs. He went thru his first 2 years with a 4.0 GPA with his sights set on becoming an attorney. At some point he got involved with drugs and ended up dropping out. He has since went on to get his masters in accounting and is an ordained minister. I feel in no way did my father contribute to his time of drug use and partying. Certainly did not condone it.

    Maybe Reid's profession and obviously busy schedule lead to some of his son's troubles. Who knows.
  15. Maikeru-sama

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    You are taking my post totally out of context.

    It was important to mention that he was 24 years old to help establish my contention that he was an adult and HE, not Andy Reid was responsible for his decisions.

    Nowhere in my post did I even hint that Andy Reid shouldn't care because of the age of his son.

    - Mike G.
  16. JerryFan

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    Seriously how the hell can you make statements like this? Do you know him personally? Or what was done at his house? I have no problem with you personally because you add a lot of good conversation, but this is complete BS. What do you think every kid who has drug problems don't have good parents? Unfreakinbelievable. Lets just throw out all the crazy assumptions we want because we don't like the Eagles or their coach. My little sister has drug and alcohol problems and my brother and I turned out just fine, so does that make my dad and step mom horrible parents? That type of **** really strikes a cord in me and hate it when people say stuff they have no idea about. Maybe Reid is a ****** dad, but how the in the hell would any of us have any freaking clue?
  17. Big Dakota

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    Blame is not the point. This kid needs to be forcibly locked up until he's totally clean. If i'm Andy i recommend to the judge my son get's 6 months IN JAIL where he can go through a 45 day treatment program. My mom does this for a living so i know a lot about treatment. The problem with out-treatment programs is the doors are NOT locked and you can run at any time. This kid needs to be forced to face his demons.
  18. hendog

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    Maybe he needs a cage match with Wahoo!
  19. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I know Andy and Tammy Reid. You're wrong on this. These boys made bad decisions on their own as adults.
  20. Big Dakota

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    They want to rehab the kid not kill him:eek:

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