Eagles Coach Andy Reid Back to Work After Son’s Funeral
Andy Reid, the coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, has gone back to work at the Eagles camp after the emotional funeral of his son Garrett, who died recently of a suspected drug overdose. Garrett Reid was memorialized in a ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Broommall, PA. He had struggled since his teenage years with oxycontin, painkillers, and opiates. Garrett Reid had undergone drug treatment and rehab, but apparently relapsed. He was 29 years old. In a statement, Andy Reid said that Garrett “lost the battle.”
Andy Reid had to return to work coaching the Eagles after such a short leave because the Eagles are playing in a preseason opener soon. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said, “It will be therapy for Andy.” Andy Reid’s son was found dead on August 5th in a Lehigh University dorm room. His story is just one more sobering example that drugs cost lives, and even recovering addicts are at-risk for relapse and overdose. Treatment is often the beginning to a lifelong struggle.
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