NFL Training Camp

Andy Reid's Son, Garrett, Found Dead at Eagles Training Camp in Lehigh

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles watches his team warm up before playing the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Manav KhandelwalAnalyst IIAugust 5, 2012

In tragic news out of the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp up in Lehigh, PA, head coach Andy Reid's son has been found dead inside his dorm room, according to a recent news conference by General Manager Howie Roseman.

Roseman said, Andy has "been strong for us, we're going to be strong for him right now," during the press conference, seeming to be in shock over what had happened to one of Philadelphia's greatest coaches. 

The news was recently confirmed by ESPN football analyst Adam Schefter:

Tragic beyond words. RT @profootballtalk: Howie Roseman says that Garrett Reid was found dead in his room at training camp.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 5, 2012

The drug-troubled past of Garrett, Reid's eldest child of five, doesn't seem to be in play here. After recovering from his addictions and behavioral issues, Reid had spent the last several weeks of camp working close-in-hand with the team's strength and conditioning coaches.

The Lehigh University Chief of Police, Edward Shupp, said that his department had received a 911 call at 7:20 a.m. but that they'd found "no evidence of foul play," according to NBCsports.com. Further investigations will be done by police and the coroner's office.

We'd like to extend our deepest and most hearftelt condolences to Andy Reid, his family and the entire Philadelphia Eagles community. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices