The long-standing rivalry between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles may be one of the greatest in sports. The history between the two organizations is well documented, and ribbing is a part of every day life for their respective fan bases. But every now and then, we're all reminded that there are things far more important than the game of football. Unfortunately, Sunday morning was one of those times as Andy Reid's oldest son, Garrett Reid, was found dead in his room at the team's training camp complex in Lehigh.
Garrett's drug and legal troubles have dominated tabloid headlines in recent years, but his battle to overcome his past demons has somewhat flown under the radar. Seemingly sober and on track, Garrett has been with the Eagles during training camp, assisting the strength and conditioning coaches.
The Lehigh police chief, and Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, addressed the media this morning and said that there appeared to be no suspicious activities, and that foul play is not expected at this time. Also, at the request of Andy Reid, Eagles training camp will resume.
“[Andy] has been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Roseman said.
Garrett was found unresponsive in his bed after a 911 was placed at 7:20 AM.
No matter how you feel about the Eagles football team, this is an incredible tragedy. Garrett was a son, a brother and a friend to many. Our deepest sympathies go out to Andy and Tammy, as well as the rest of the Reid family.
"Prayers go to Coach Reid on the loss of his son. No one should ever have to go through the loss of their own son or daughter," safety Tyler Sash tweeted.
"Thoughts & prayers for coach Reid & #Eagles family," former Giants RB Tiki Barber tweeted.
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